Значение идиомы rob Peter to pay Paul

[rob Peter to pay Paul] {v. phr.} To change one duty or need foranother; take from one person or thing to pay another.

Bill owedSam a dollar, so he borrowed another from Joe to pay Sam back. Herobbed Peter to pay Paul.

Trying to study a lesson for one classduring another class is like robbing Peter to pay Paul.

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