manoeuvre the apostles

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Verb[edit]

manoeuvre the apostles

  1. (idiomatic, archaic) To rob Peter to pay Paul; that is, to borrow money from one person to pay another.

References[edit]

Grose, Francis, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue / Lexicon Balatronicum: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence: altered and enlarged (London; 1811)