with interest


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with interest

1. Literally, with an additional accrued amount of income, typically based on a fixed monthly percentage of the total outstanding amount. With interest, a $20,000 loan could end up costing you upwards of $100,000 by the time it is fully repaid. I promised that I would pay him back with interest for the money he lent me.
2. With a greater amount or to a greater degree than what was received or would be considered equal. I was furious when I got fired from my job, but I'll pay them back with interest once I get this virus uploaded to their IT network. The judge sentenced the killer to 10 consecutive life sentences—one for each of his victims, with interest.
See also: interest

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
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