English version

be on the take

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe on the takebe on the takeinformalPAY FOR to be willing to do something wrong in return for money Is it true that some of the generals are on the take? take
Examples from the Corpus
be on the takeNot everybody was on the take.Clint Eastwood is usually threatened with dismissal in his detective movies, sometimes because his immediate superior is on the take.
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