rob Peter to pay Paul

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Definition of rob Peter to pay Paul

: to take money that was meant for one person or thing and use it to pay someone else or to pay for something else

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“Rob Peter to pay Paul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rob%20Peter%20to%20pay%20Paul. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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