pay (one) back with interest

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pay (one) back with interest

To punish or retaliate against one with an action that is more harmful or negative than what they did originally. After she found out he broke her computer, she paid him back with interest by smashing his computer, TV, and video game console
See also: back, interest, pay
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Everton boss Walter Smith regretted selling Dacourt after just one season at financially-conscious Goodison and, ironically, his old boy paid him back with interest.