put the bite on someone

put the bite on (one)

To ask or pressure someone for a loan or donation of money. Jane's good-for-nothing brother is always comes skulking around our place every couple of weeks to put the bite on us for a few bucks. The alumni association of my old university puts the bite on me once or twice a year looking for a donation.
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put the bite on someone

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you put the bite on someone, you ask them for something, especially money. If you talk to them, they'll put the bite on you for a cigarette and bus fare.
See also: bite, on, put, someone
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

put the bite on someone

tv. to try to get money out of someone. You’re always putting the bite on me for a few bucks. Go away.
See also: bite, on, put, someone
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