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take someone for a ride

  1. Murder someone, as in The gang threatened to take him for a ride . [ Slang ; 1920] Both usages allude to taking a person for an automobile ride.

  2. Cheat or deliberately mislead someone, as in Car salesmen will take you for a ride in more ways than one! [ Colloquial ; c. 1920]



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