pay (one) back with interest

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pay (one) back with interest

To punish or retaliate against someone 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 breaking his computer, television, video game console, and smartphone.
See also: back, interest, pay
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I came into Manhattan, and I had to pay him back, and I had to pay him back with interest.
Their last victim, casino boss Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia again), tracks each of them down and threatens bad things if they don't pay him back with interest.