touch (one) for (something)

touch (one) for (something)

To beg or wheedle something (usually money or food) as a handout from one. I could see old Tommy shuffling towards me, and I knew he was going to try to touch me for a few dollars so he could buy a drink. You can't just touch your parents for cash every time you're hard up.
See also: for, touch
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

touch someone (up) for something

Fig. to approach someone and ask for something; to beg or borrow something from someone. Jerry tried to touch me for twenty bucks, but I didn't have it. It won't do any good to touch me up for money. I don't have any.
See also: for, touch
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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