Expression: "You played with words to rob him off his eyes."

Hi

Could you please analyze the following sentence? It was spoken by Delilah to the king when he had Samson blinded. He had promised not to hurt him. So when Delilah found out about the blinded Samson, she said to the king,

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I would appreciate if you could give me a sentence or two of the same structure.

Tom

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Are you sure the word ‘off’ was used, Tom?
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It was a typo, Amy.

:lol:

Tom

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Tom

Hi Tom

Are you focusing on a particular part of the sentence? Do you want examples of sentences using “rob someone of something”?
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Hi Tom,

Further to your question I’m reminded of the expression: blind someone with science, which has the same idea, I think, as indicated in your sentence. This could mean that you talk to someone in such a beguiling way that they can’t see what’s right in front of them - the truth.

Alan

Thank you Alan.

Could I please request you to shed some more light on the given sentence?
I mean, what sort of structure is it? Is it normal? If I start playing with words instead of fulfilling my promise (which I made to you), can you say to me? If not, why not?

Tom

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It seems straightforward to me, Tom:

You played with words in order to rob him of his eyes.

Does that help?
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