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rob (one) blind

To steal everything someone owns, especially through deceitful or fraudulent means. Sometimes used to insinuate that someone is charging too much money for something. The CEO was sent to prison for robbing his clients blind through a complex Ponzi scheme. Another $100 in fees? These guys are robbing us blind!
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rob someone blind

 
1. Fig. to steal freely from someone. Her maid was robbing her blind. I don't want them to rob me blind. Keep an eye on them.
2. Fig. to overcharge someone. You are trying to rob me blind. I won't pay it! Those auto repair shops can rob you blind if you don't watch out.
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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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rob someone blind

get a lot of money from someone by deception or extortion. informal
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ˌrob somebody ˈblind

(informal) get a lot of money from somebody by deceiving them or charging them too much for something: He robbed his clients blind, taking about 25% of their profits.
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rob someone blind

1. tv. to steal freely from someone. Her maid was robbing her blind.
2. tv. to overcharge someone. Those auto repair shops can rob you blind if you don’t watch out.
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rob (someone) blind

To rob in an unusually deceitful or thorough way: robbed the old couple blind while employed as a companion.
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Smith "The only national plan that would enable us to build for the future would be to kick out the private racketeers who are robbing us blind and bring the entire rail network under public ownership and public control.
Between the the Universal Social Charge, Carbon Tax, Water Charge, Property Tax, changes to maternity benefit and a string of other cash-draining tactics, this Government is robbing us blind.
We've allowed a society to grow where the law abiding majority pay the price for the law-avoiding minority who spend their time between robbing us blind and laughing at how easy it is to get away with it.
They've been robbing us blind to the tune of pounds 1billion.
what I think, I think they are robbing us blind and we want to stay
It's bad enough robbing us blind, but when the swag is banked instead of used for the benefit of even just a few of us we are entitled to question politicians' motives, as well as their feelings for the people they're supposed to serve.
This is simply a national humiliation - they are robbing us blind, and we do nothing about it.
Of course many of them will walk among us giving the appearance of being absolute pillars of society, appearing in all the right places and making all the right noises, while at the same time robbing us blind behind our backs.
The bookies are robbing us blind every time we have a bet on football or golf or tennis (I won't bore you with the maths), so for that one day stay out of betting shops and don't let them have a penny of your cash, I urged.
because we want them to like us, even when they're robbing us blind.
She's trying to rally the troops with a silly pep talks while robbing us blind.
loyalty typical of party politics in our undemocratic system, toadies carried him to victory, and consigned us to oblivion, Scotland's greatest victory on English soil since we paid for the toy Parliament that is robbing us blind.
Every High Street bank is robbing us blind with its cartel of insanely punitive charges.
After all, the banks are robbing us blind every single day.