crime doesn't pay

idiom

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

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“Crime doesn't pay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crime%20doesn%27t%20pay. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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