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take someone for a ride

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1

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

2

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.

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