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English definition of “rob Peter to pay Paul”

rob Peter to pay Paul

to borrow money from one person to pay back money you borrowed from someone else Borrowing, lending and debt Grammar:Rob or steal?Rob and steal both mean ‘take something from someone without permission’.
(Definition of rob Peter to pay Paul from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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