put the bite on
phrasal see put the arm on

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • put the bite on — (someone) American, informal to ask someone for something that you want, especially money. She put the bite on her sister for $20. (often + for) …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the bite on — phrasal see put the bee on * * * put the bite on To extort money from • • • Main Entry: ↑bite * * * informal borrow or extort money from Origin: 1930s: bite in the slang sense ‘cadging’ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the bite on — {v. phr.}, {slang} To ask (for money, favors, etc.) * /John put the bite on his friend for several tickets to the dance./ * /Willie Mays put the bite on the Giants for a large raise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put the bite on — {v. phr.}, {slang} To ask (for money, favors, etc.) * /John put the bite on his friend for several tickets to the dance./ * /Willie Mays put the bite on the Giants for a large raise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ the\ bite\ on — v. phr. slang To ask (for money, favors, etc.) John put the bite on his friend for several tickets to the dance. Willie Mays put the bite on the Giants for a large raise …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put the bite on — (smb) ask for money or favors He is always trying to put the bite on his friends to collect money for charity …   Idioms and examples

  • put the bite on — vb to pressurise someone, especially for a loan or repayment of money owed, or as part of a campaign of intimidation. This expression seems to have originated in North American usage early in the 20th century …   Contemporary slang

  • Put the bite on — to ask for money; cadge …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • put the bite on — Australian Slang to ask for money; cadge …   English dialects glossary

  • put the bite on — idi +sts Slang. to try to borrow or extort money from …   From formal English to slang

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