bilk out of
bilk (one) out of (something)
To obtain something from one by dishonest means and for personal gain. I think this workers' comp claim is bogus—he's just trying to bilk us out of money.
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bilk someone out of something
to get something away from someone by deception. The crooks bilked the old lady out of a fortune. I was bilked out of my life's savings!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.