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everyone has their price
Anyone can be convinced to do something for the right amount of money. Come on now, everyone has their price—slip the guy a twenty and I'm sure he'll let you into the club.
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everyone has their priceor
every man has his price
If you say that everyone has their price or every man has his price, you mean that everyone can be persuaded to do what you want if they are offered a large enough amount of money. It may be difficult to persuade him to change teams. But heck, everyone has their price. While it may not be true that every man has his price, there are always those who have.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
everyone has their priceeveryone can be won over by money.
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every man/everyone has his price
No one is immune to bribery or corruption. This expression has been traced to a speech given by Sir Robert Walpole in 1734, as reported in William Coxe’s Memoirs of the British statesman (1798). Walpole was castigating corrupt members of Parliament, whom he called pretended patriots and said, “All those men have their price.” However, another source printed in 1734 refers to the same expression as “an old maxim.” Whatever the ultimate origin, this cynical view of politicians has survived and has long been applied to anyone, male or female, whose influence or loyalty could be bought.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer