crime doesn't pay

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of crime doesn't pay

used to say there is more trouble than benefit from committing a crime

Word by Word Definitions

crime play
  1. : an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government

  2. : a grave offense especially against morality

  3. : criminal activity

doesn't play
  1. : does not

pay play
  1. : to make due return to for services rendered or property delivered

  2. : to engage for money : hire

  3. : to give in return for goods or service

  1. : something paid for a purpose and especially as a salary or wage : remuneration

  2. : the act or fact of paying or being paid

  3. : the status of being paid by an employer : employ

  1. : containing or leading to something precious or valuable

  2. : equipped with a coin slot for receiving a fee for use

  3. : requiring payment

  1. : to coat with a waterproof composition


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