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put the bite on something

Slang definitions & phrases for put the bite on something

put the bite on someone

verb phrase
  1. To ask for money, esp for a loan: And how do you put the bite on me (1900s+)
  2. To make a request; solicit: Sullivan continues putting the bee on other government agencies (1933+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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