milk for

milk (someone or something) for (something)

To try to get as much of something from a person, thing, or situation as possible. The company used to make all sorts of innovative games, but in the last few years they've just been milking the same franchise for as much money as its fans will give them. The candidate has been milking his opponent's scandal for press coverage.
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milk someone for something

Fig. to pressure someone into giving information or money. The reporter milked the mayor's aide for information. The thief milked me for $20.
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References in classic literature ?
They dined in the best room, and had oats boiled in milk for the second course, which the old horse ate warm, but the rest cold.
Tell me, little Cricket, where shall I find a glass of milk for my poor Father?
And every day he was given a glass of warm milk for his poor old father, who grew stronger and better day by day.
Some of my friends and family members are switching from cow's milk to almond milk for health reasons.
whose mothers aren't able to produce enough milk for their baby's demand
The aim of this research was to find out whether the raw milk in milk-dispensers and the milk from the fixed cooling cistern at the farm comply with the standards of quality and microbiological adequacy of milk for the consumer.
And why would these students pay $3 a half gallon for raw milk when they can walk to the dining room and get pasteurized milk for free?
CWT will take 5 cents per cwt of milk for a 12-month period, which will go to establish a fund to provide a bonus for exporters to move dairy products.
Samples are easily collected: First-time mothers hand-express milk into chemically clean jars and refrigerate, as if collecting and storing milk for their infant.
While the use of goat milk for nutritional reasons is sound, many consumers once worried about one important aspect -- taste.
Or, you can continue feeding your child breast milk for as long as you want.
In this manner, he claimed to have caught some unscrupulous wet nurses diluting their milk with cows' milk and others wholly substituting cow's milk for their own.
A caffe latte has seven ounces of steamed milk for every ounce of espresso.