on the take
phrasal illegally paid for favors

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on the take — {adv. phr.} Bribable; corrupt. * /Officer O Keefe was put on three months probation because it was alleged that he was on the take./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the take — {adv. phr.} Bribable; corrupt. * /Officer O Keefe was put on three months probation because it was alleged that he was on the take./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take it on the chin — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To be badly beaten or hurt. * /Our football team really took it on the chin today. They are all bumps and bruises./ * /Mother and I took it on the chin in the card game./ 2. To accept without complaint something bad that… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take it on the chin — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To be badly beaten or hurt. * /Our football team really took it on the chin today. They are all bumps and bruises./ * /Mother and I took it on the chin in the card game./ 2. To accept without complaint something bad that… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the hour — {adv. phr.} Each time the hour has zero minutes and zero seconds. * /The uptown bus goes past the school on the hour./ * /The woman must take her pill on the hour./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the hour — {adv. phr.} Each time the hour has zero minutes and zero seconds. * /The uptown bus goes past the school on the hour./ * /The woman must take her pill on the hour./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • On the Nature of Things — (Latin: De rerum natura ) is a first century BC poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem is divided into six books, and concentrates heavily on Epicurean… …   Wikipedia

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  • on the road — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Traveling; moving from one place to another. * /When we go on vacation, we take a lunch to eat while on the road./ * /Mr. Smith is on the road for his insurance company./ 2. Changing; going from one condition to another.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the road — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Traveling; moving from one place to another. * /When we go on vacation, we take a lunch to eat while on the road./ * /Mr. Smith is on the road for his insurance company./ 2. Changing; going from one condition to another.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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