take the shirt off (one's) back

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take the shirt off (one's) back

To unscrupulously take large quantities of money from one and cause one hardship. Those contractors will take the shirt off your back if you hire them. I mean, I paid them an exorbitant amount for shoddy work.
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Dan is a hard-nosed businessman who will do whatever it takes to get what he is owed - as hapless chef Paul Clayton finds out this week when Dan literally takes the shirt off his back.
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