Are on the take - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be on the take
To be accepting bribes. I hope that no officers in our department are on the take.
be on the ˈtake (informal) accept money from somebody for helping them in a dishonest or illegal way: It now seems that some of the officials were on the take, accepting bribes and then issuing fake passports.