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English definition of “on the take”

on the take

US
trying to profit in a personal and usually financial way from a situation: I honestly don't trust him - he always seems to be on the take. Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of on the take from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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