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exact (something) from (one)

To obtain something from someone through authority, force, or some other means of coercion. I doubt you'll be able to exact the entire amount from her because she doesn't make enough money to pay you back right now.
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to be (more) exact

To be more accurate; to provide better or more correct details. You'll need to pay nearly $500 for various entry visas to get into the country—$485, to be exact. It seems like the political party is finally starting to gain some amount of clout in parliament, or, to be more exact, they have become less marginalized and disliked.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

exact something from someone

to demand something from someone; to take something from someone. The bill collector sought to exact payment from them for a debt that had been paid off long ago. You cannot exact a single cent from me.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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