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take someone for a ride

Slang definitions & phrases for take someone for a ride

take someone for a ride

verb phrase
  1. To murder by kidnapping and disposing of the body in a remote place, in gangster fashion (1927+)
  2. To cheat or swindle someone (1929+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with take someone for a ride

take someone for a ride

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Cheat or deliberately mislead someone, as in Car salesmen will take you for a ride in more ways than one! [ ; c. 1920 ]
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Murder someone, as in The gang threatened to take him for a ride. [ ; 1920 ]
Both usages allude to taking a person for an automobile ride.
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