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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 do
(Definition of it takes a thief to catch a thief from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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