with interest


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with interest

With more than what one should receive, extra, and then some. For example, Mary borrowed Jane's new dress without asking, but Jane paid her back with interest-she drove off in Mary's car . This idiom alludes to interest in the financial sense. Its figurative use dates from the late 1500s.
See also: interest
References in classic literature ?
Jo gave a despairing groan, and Meg laughed outright, while Beth let her bread burn as she watched the fun with interest.
With interest rates significantly below historic averages, individuals have been encouraged to borrow at low cost to refinance their homes and other loans.
With interest on required reserve balances, some of the retail sweep programs that have been implemented in recent years might be unwound, and new programs would be less likely to be implemented, thereby helping to boost the level of such balances.
For overlapping periods of underpayment and overpayment with interest accruing prior to date of enactment, there is a special "transition" rule that applies for periods beginning before the date of enactment if the taxpayer reasonably "identifies and establishes" such periods and if the taxpayer requests that the section be applied to such periods.
In its congressionally mandated study of interest netting, the Treasury has concluded that new legislation should be enacted to deal with interest on tax overpayments and underpayments during a time of mutual indebtedness.
From a tax policy perspective, the government or the taxpayer should be compensated with interest only for the time the government has the use of the taxpayer's money or vice-versa.
Because wealth is the dominant source of structural variability, the policy-transmission channel associated with interest rate effects on household wealth is more unpredictable in the 1980s.
Only after the Service initiated an examination were the notes repaid with interest.
Suspension of capitalization begins with interest incurred the 13th month following cessation of production.
Because a taxpayer who had not underpaid his tax could not get interest on a refund attributable to a carryback prior to the end of the carryback year, it seemed equitable to charge another taxpayer who had underpaid his tax with interest on the underpayment extinguished by the carryback.
This negates any argument that interest expense may be netted with interest income.