rob someone blind
Cheat someone in an unusually deceitful or thorough fashion, as in The nurse was robbing the old couple blind. This idiom may allude to robbing a blind beggar, who cannot see that the cup collecting donations is being emptied. [Mid-1900s]
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- roasting ear,
- rob peter to pay paul,
- rob roy,
- rob the cradle,
- rob the till,
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