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    #1

    taken for a ride

    In BrE, to be "taken for a ride" can mean to be tricked or defrauded.

    Do the Americans use the above phrase to mean to be tricked or defrauded?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: taken for a ride

    Yes.

    "Looks like you've been taken for a ride" is a common way to use it.

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