One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Take bribes.‘he may be county sheriff, but he's on the take’
- ‘Bulgarians are trenchant in their view that their country can no longer be perceived as a lawless, volatile state where every citizen is on the take.’
- ‘For years now we have listened to and read about one inquiry after another, about this politician and that politician who was on the take.’
- ‘The police were often part of the network of corruption, on the take and/or brutal.’
- ‘They made no secret of the fact that they were on the take.’
- ‘From the constable to the cabinet minister, everyone, or at least almost everyone is on the take.’
- ‘Of course there are people who say that Miller is on the take from someone for his vociferous defense of the this potential ecological nightmare.’
- ‘Once people learned so many politicians had been on the take - often in cahoots with business leaders - it was only natural that there would be a public outcry for a ‘war on corruption.’’
- ‘Spain's government is under mounting pressure from opposition politicians in Parliament who want to know whether Spanish officials also were on the take.’
- ‘It demands that where an official has knowledge that a colleague is on the take, this too is conveyed to those in a position to do something about it.’
- ‘It wasn't really a crime anyway in Philadelphia for a police officer to be on the take.’
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