take somebody for a ride

take (one) for a ride

1. To con, swindle, or deceive someone. That get-rich-quick guru took tens of thousands of people for a ride, lining his own pockets with their investments. I can't believe I let the guy take me for a ride like that.
2. To take someone away in a car to be murdered. A: "What should we do about the witness, boss?" B: "Take him for a ride."
See also: ride, take

take somebody for a ˈride

(informal) cheat or deceive somebody: If you’ve paid $8 000 for that car you’ve been taken for a ride!
See also: ride, somebody, take