every man has his price

every man has his price

Enough money can sway anyone to do anything. The phrase is not only used to apply to men. Don't be discouraged—every man has his price, so we'll get him to help us eventually.
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Every man has his price.

Prov. It is possible to bribe anyone as long as you know how much or what to bribe him or her with. Henchman: I've offered the judge half a million dollars to give you a light sentence, but he says he can't be bought. Gangster: Keep trying. Every man has his price. Every man has his price, and the townsfolk were shocked to discover just how low their mayor's price had been.
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every man has his price

Any person can be bribed in some way, as in They had trouble persuading her to join, but when they offered her a car-well, every man has his price . This cynical observation was first recorded in 1734 but may be much older, and it applies to either sex.
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every man has his ˈprice

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everyone has their ˈprice

(saying) everyone can be persuaded to do something against their moral principles if you offer them enough money
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