"like a Samson shaking himself"
Delilah cuts Samson's hair
Public DomainDelilah cuts Samson's hair
Samson is a character from the Bible's Old Testament. Superhumanly strong, Samson is able to perform extraordinary tasks, such as wrestling a lion and killing a whole army using nothing but a donkey's jawbone. He is a great warrior in the Israelites' struggle against the Philistines.

But Samson has one secret weakness. If his hair is ever cut, he will lose all his strength. When he marries a Philistine woman, Delilah, Samson falls victim to her charms and reveals his secret. While he sleeps, Delilah cuts his hair and hands Samson over to his enemies.