rob (one) blind

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rob (one) blind

To steal everything someone owns, especially through deceitful or fraudulent means. Sometimes used to insinuate that someone is charging too much money for something. The CEO was sent to prison for robbing his clients blind through a complex Ponzi scheme. Another $100 in fees? These guys are robbing us blind!
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rob someone blind

 
1. Fig. to steal freely from someone. Her maid was robbing her blind. I don't want them to rob me blind. Keep an eye on them.
2. Fig. to overcharge someone. You are trying to rob me blind. I won't pay it! Those auto repair shops can rob you blind if you don't watch out.
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rob someone blind

Cheat someone in an unusually deceitful or thorough fashion, as in The nurse was robbing the old couple blind. This idiom may allude to robbing a blind beggar, who cannot see that the cup collecting donations is being emptied. [Mid-1900s]
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rob someone blind

get a lot of money from someone by deception or extortion. informal
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ˌrob somebody ˈblind

(informal) get a lot of money from somebody by deceiving them or charging them too much for something: He robbed his clients blind, taking about 25% of their profits.
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rob someone blind

1. tv. to steal freely from someone. Her maid was robbing her blind.
2. tv. to overcharge someone. Those auto repair shops can rob you blind if you don’t watch out.
See also: blind, rob, someone

rob (someone) blind

To rob in an unusually deceitful or thorough way: robbed the old couple blind while employed as a companion.
See also: blind, rob
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And they can rob you blind with the blessing of the law.
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Anyone who "listens to them" as you suggest, should keep their wits about them - they'll rob you blind in a heartbeat.
The government should absolutely be allowed to negotiate prices for prescription drugs--I can tell you from experience that you've got to haggle if you don't want dealers to rob you blind.
YOU HAVE TO BABYSIT THEM TOO, OR THEY'LL JUST GOOF OFF AND ROB YOU BLIND .
Don't get me wrong, the modern-day coffee shop isn't just on the High Street to rob you blind when you fancy a quick cuppa.
When the song "Money" is performed, he turns pimp to the lines, "A good friend is a rare find/Their straight talk can ease your mind/A good pimp's going to rob you blind.
It has a bigger engine and chassis than the current curvy version and is unlikely to rob you blind for the pleasure of driving it.
But I couldn't afford it any longer - they rob you blind out there, the prices are unbelievable
He will not only rob you blind, he will actually rob the blind, the lame, the sick and just about everyone else.