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protection money

noun [U] uk   us  
money that criminals take from people in exchange for agreeing not to hurt them or damage their property
Translations of “protection money”
in Chinese (Traditional) (犯罪分子收取的)保護費…
in Chinese (Simplified) (犯罪分子收取的)保护费…
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