put the bite on

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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.
See also: bite, on, put
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put the bite on someone

 and put the touch on someone
Sl. to try to get money from someone. Tom put the bite on me for ten dollars. Bill put the touch on me, but I told him to forget about it.
See also: bite, on, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

put the bite on

blackmail; extort money from. North American & Australian informal
1955 Ray Lawler Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Your money's runnin' out you know you can't put the bite on me any more.
See also: bite, on, put
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