turn tricks

(redirected from turning tricks)

turn tricks

slang To perform sexual acts for money. Typically said of a prostitute. A lot of these girls are addicts who started turning tricks to get drug money.
See also: trick, turn

ˌturn a ˈtrick/ˈtricks

(American English, slang) have sex with somebody for money: Things got so bad for her financially that she even considered turning tricks to pay the rent.
See also: trick, turn
References in periodicals archive ?
In my lifetime Britannia has always waived the rules for men of dubious morality (think Thatcher with Pinochet and Blair with any character who'd lend him their holiday villa for the summer) But lately, as we gradually slip down the economic superpower league, we're resembling an ageing porn star, living off their black-andwhite show-reels, turning tricks to stay in the spotlight.
Shawn transitions from boyfriend to pimp, and Anonymous becomes a streetwalker, turning tricks out of cars.
He swore blind he was not a swinger and was not turning tricks as a PS400-a-night male prostitute.
To be honest, I didn't know exactly what to make of Sueselbeck, who is, come to think of it, a cuckolded lover whose beloved, it turns out, was either turning tricks with other foreigners or indulging in extracurricular outings.
Later, she has to go to bat for a teenage boy who's been turning tricks since he was 13 and is accused of "cottaging,'' seducing older men for anonymous sex in public bathrooms.
The unjust dearth of Sapphic cinema helps explain, more than excuse, the desperate "Concussion," a head injury of a film in which a middle-aged suburban femme with a frigid wife and a bump on the noggin starts turning tricks for a distaff clientele at $800 a pop.
Longina watches as her best friend's sister starts turning tricks with tourists for extra cash.
By the age of 27, the mum-of-three was smoking heroin to numb the pain of his abuse and the shame of turning tricks.
Through the evidence on display here--costume changes, pseudonyms, mysterious sugar daddies--in a variety of photographic formats, we also learn that she freelanced turning tricks.
By eleven, he was working in porn theatres, turning tricks with tourists and hiding out from school.
One detective said the women viewed the scams as an alternative to turning tricks.
She draws income only by turning tricks out of a blue-collar bar.
Among the 12 trucks turning tricks on the night will be Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Maximum Destruction, Batman, Escalade and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
As a junior Senate staffer in the spring of 2004, Cutler briefly gained local fame for turning tricks for high-ranking government officials on her lunch break.
The title character of Ethan Mao is a suburban California boy rejected by his traditional Chinese father; he winds up turning tricks and living with a cute Latino hustler-slash-drug dealer in what looks like a squat.