Rob the Cradle

Meaning of Idiom ‘Rob the Cradle To rob the cradle means to date [have a romantic or sexual relationship with] or marry someone much younger than oneself. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage This expression is used to describe any relationship where one … Read more

Rob Someone Blind

Also: Steal someone blind Meaning of Idiom ‘Rob Someone Blind’ 1. To steal freely from someone without immediate detection. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. 2. To greatly overcharge someone for a service or item; to cheat someone in a transaction. 2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. 3. To … Read more

Rob Peter to Pay Paul

Meaning of Idiom ‘Rob Peter to Pay Paul’ To rob Peter to pay Paul means to borrow money from one person or institution to pay back money owed to another person; to take from one person to give to another; to shift money or resources without accomplishing any gain or benefit. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: … Read more