Idiom: On the take

Idiom Definitions for 'On the take'


Meaning 1:

Someone who is stealing from work is on the take.

Meaning 2:

This is used as a term to describe someone in a position of authority who is corrupt, someone who will take money in exchange for doing something for the person paying that may be illegal.
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