rob Peter to pay Paul

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

Word by Word Definitions

rob play
  1. : to take something away from by force : steal from

  2. : to take personal property from by violence or threat

  3. : to remove valuables without right from (a place)

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

Paul play
  1. : an early Christian apostle and missionary and author of several New Testament epistles


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