put the acid on someone
put the acid on (someone)
To beg, importune, or proposition (someone) for something, such as a money loan, a favor (sexual or otherwise), or information. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. My no-account brother-in-law is always putting the acid on for a money loan—which, I'll add, he has never once paid back. It's like he's surprised when women in a random bar don't all come up putting the acid on him.
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put the acid on someonetry to extract a loan or favour from someone. Australian & New Zealand informal
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