do out of(redirected from do them out of something)
do (someone) out of (something)
To swindle, cheat, rob, or con someone out of something. That no-good rotten lawyer did me out of thousands of dollars from my grandfather's will!
do someone out of something
to swindle something away from someone; to defraud someone of a right or of property. Are you trying to do me out of what's mine? Max tried to do her out of everything she had. I did myself out of a week's vacation by quitting when I did.
do out of
Cheat or deprive someone of something. For example, Jane tried to do me out of my inheritance but the lawyer wouldn't let her. [Early 1800s]