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rake-off

noun [C] uk   /ˈreɪk.ɒf/ us    /-ɑːf/ informal
a dishonest or illegal share in profits that is given to someone who has been involved in making the profits
Translations of “rake-off”
in Chinese (Traditional) (不正當或非法的)回扣,傭金…
in Chinese (Simplified) (不正当或非法的)回扣,佣金…
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