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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I came into Manhattan, and I had to pay him back, and I had to pay him back with interest. But I came into Manhattan and I started buying properties, and I did great."
In an exclusive interview with the Chronicle today, Coloccini wanted to state: Why he is still 100% committed to the Magpies; That "only family" matters would ever make him give up the armband at United; How he would be "crazy" to quit the Magpies given Alan Pardew and Mike Ashley's plans for the club; His massive thanks to Geordie fans who said he must put his family first; Why he regards Pardew as a father figure and how he is indebted to pay him back with interest; That a move back to San Lorenzo was never realistically on the cards, despite the cash-strapped Argentinian club going public in their desire to sign him; And that t the Toon Army are like an extension of his family and always will be.