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Take for a ride

DEFINITION

Swindle.  Illegally profiting off of someone’s naivete. Take advantage of someone by taking their money or offering false promises. Stealing someone through a confidence game. ‘Ride’ refers to a disastrous situation that someone has dragged you into. (Compare to Scam, Hoodwink, Play like a cheap fiddle, Pull a fast one  Take advantage of.)

“She married him and after two months he spent all her money, drove off with her girlfriend and left her in debt, he sure took her for a ride.”

 

 

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