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hire (someone) away

To persuade someone to quit their current job and work for one instead. Stop hiring all of my best employees away! Pursuant to our contract, we can sue if he hires anyone away from our company.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hire someone away (from someone or something)

[for one] to get someone to quit working for some other employer and begin working for one. We hired Elaine away from her previous employer, and now she wants to go back. The new bank hired away all the tellers from the old bank.
See also: away, hire
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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