take for a ride


take for a ride
   to murder
   You bundled your victim into a car and killed him in a secluded place:
    ... taken for a ride. His death is attributed... (Lavine, 1930)
   Whence the current figurative meaning, to cheat.

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  • take for a ride — 1. To play a trick on, dupe 2. To give (someone) a lift in a car with the object of murdering him or her in some remote place • • • Main Entry: ↑ride * * * take (someone) for a ride informal : to trick or fool (someone) especially in order to get …   Useful english dictionary

  • take for a ride — take (someone) for a ride to cheat or deceive someone. I trusted him but he took me for a ride …   New idioms dictionary

  • take for a ride — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To take out in a car intending to murder. * /The gang leader decided that the informer must be taken for a ride./ 2. To play a trick on; fool. * /The girls told Linda that a movie star was visiting the school, but she did… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for a ride — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To take out in a car intending to murder. * /The gang leader decided that the informer must be taken for a ride./ 2. To play a trick on; fool. * /The girls told Linda that a movie star was visiting the school, but she did… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ for\ a\ ride — v. phr. slang 1. To take out in a car intending to murder. The gang leader decided that the informer must be taken for a ride. 2. To play a trick on; fool. The girls told Linda that a movie star was visiting the school, but she did not believe… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take for a ride —    To take someone for a ride means to cheat or deceive them.     I discovered he had charged me double the normal fee. He really took me for a ride! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take for a ride — 1) play a trick on or fool someone, take unfair advantage of someone I was taken for a ride by the used car salesman. The car that I bought is not very good. 2) (smb) cheat, swindle I think that they really took him for a ride when he was… …   Idioms and examples

  • take for a ride — vp To drive someone away to kill. The capo ordered that the informer be taken for a ride. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • take for a ride — phrasal trick, cheat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Take for a ride — 1. kidnap and murder; 2. deceive and wilfully mislead …   Dictionary of Australian slang


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