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    To Take Cream...?

    I heard the following expression in the movie "Fallen"
    It was a coversation between two policemen. One of the guys asked the other "Do you take cream?"
    For the whole context of the conversation I know they were not talking about ice cream. I believe the meaning was about taking money ilegally. Some kind of corruption.
    I would really appreciate if someone clarify this phrase or idiom to me.

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    Re: To Take Cream...?

    I haven't seen the movie, but that phrase usually means, "Do you take (use, put) cream in your coffee." If they were drinking coffee in that scene then it's settled.

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    Re: To Take Cream...?

    They were not drinking coffee... they were drinking beers and talking about what they can afford to buy or to have according to their wages...


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    Re: To Take Cream...?

    If you think they are referring to taking bribes, then possibly an abbreviation for "skimming the cream off the top".

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    #5

    Re: To Take Cream...?

    Anglika, I do believe that is the meaning...

    Thanks

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