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Definition of Idiomatic Expressions


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What does set a thief to catch a thief mean?


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set a thief to catch a thief

The best person to catch a thief is another thief, because he or she knows how thieves think.

Example(s):

The government set a thief to catch a thief. They hired a hacker to entrap other hackers who tried to break into the Pentagon's databases.

This idiom is in the crime category


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