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English definition of “rob Peter to pay Paul”

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rob Peter to pay Paul

to borrow money from one person to pay back money you borrowed from someone else
Translations of “rob Peter to pay Paul”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拆東牆補西牆, 借新債還舊債…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拆东墙补西墙, 借新债还旧债…
(Definition of rob Peter to pay Paul from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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