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on the shake

Slang definitions & phrases for on the shake

on the shake

adverb phrase

Practicing extortion, blackmail, etc: You knew they was on the shake

[1940s+; fr shakedown]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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