put the bite on (one)(redirected from putting the bite on us)
put the bite on (one)
To ask or pressure someone for a loan or donation of money. Jane's good-for-nothing brother is always comes skulking around our place every couple of weeks to put the bite on us for a few bucks. The alumni association of my old university puts the bite on me once or twice a year looking for a donation.
put the bite on someoneand put the touch on someone
Sl. to try to get money from someone. Tom put the bite on me for ten dollars. Bill put the touch on me, but I told him to forget about it.