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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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"President Trump promised us he wants to 'make America great again.' That's not how you make America great, by taking $1.2 billion from the children and robbing them blind," the former governor said, in front of hundreds of program leaders at the National After-School Summit at University of Southern California's Schwarzenegger Institute. 
The Binays are now seen to be giving a lot to the have-nots of Makati while robbing them blind of their taxes.
TopbaE- expresses his concern over whether the sellers might be "robbing them blind" but the banker straightaway tells him that the sellers' father is an expert in the ship business and that he is an honest trader.
Perhaps - except their verbal vitriol goes a long way to explaining why an awful lot of people to the south of us do genuinely believe that we're robbing them blind.
"You were robbing them blind, doing minimal work and charging exorbitant amounts of money."
But rather than robbing them blind, The Edukators rearrange the furniture and leave cryptic messages like "Your days of plenty are numbered".
Despite Russia's impressive growth and oil prices at levels approaching $50 per barrel, one large state enterprise after another reports declining profits, suggesting that their masters are robbing them blind. After toying with the successful Anglo-American model of competing private enterprises in the resource industries under Yeltsin, Russia now seems on the course of adopting the failed OPEC model of state-owned monopoly enterprises in its energy sector.
If it's not bad enough that thieves are still breaking into people's homes, they are now robbing them blind before their very eyes.
Some of them even profess undying love for the masses while robbing them blind.
If it's not bad enough that thieves are still breaking into people's homes, they are not robbing them blind before their very eyes.