every man has his price

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every man has his price

Any person can be bribed in some way, as in They had trouble persuading her to join, but when they offered her a carwell, every man has his price. This cynical observation was first recorded in 1734 but may be much older, and it applies to either sex.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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