Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
It is obvious that this was merely a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul. There was no real clearing up of the outstanding debt. (Th= Dreiser, “The Financier”)
Rob Peter to
playpay Paul = borrow from one to lend to another
Thanks for your efforts.
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