screw out of

screw (one) out of (something)

To con, cheat, swindle, or unfairly deprive one out of something that one owns, deserves, or has earned. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "screw" and "over." The referee really screwed us out of a victory with that terrible penalty! He has a very successful business, but his partner screwed him out of everything he'd earned over the years.
See also: of, out, screw
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screw someone out of something

Inf. to cheat someone out of something. I think you screwed me out of ten bucks on that deal. Max screwed me out of what was due me.
See also: of, out, screw
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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