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English definition of “it takes a thief to catch a thief”

it takes a thief to catch a thief

saying
used to mean that one dishonest person can guess what another dishonest person might doDescribing people with the same qualitiesSimilar and the sameLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
(Definition of it takes a thief to catch a thief from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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