every man has his price

Every man has his price.

Prov. It is possible to bribe anyone as long as you know how much or what to bribe him or her with. Henchman: I've offered the judge half a million dollars to give you a light sentence, but he says he can't be bought. Gangster: Keep trying. Every man has his price. Every man has his price, and the townsfolk were shocked to discover just how low their mayor's price had been.
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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 car-well, every man has his price . This cynical observation was first recorded in 1734 but may be much older, and it applies to either sex.
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