turn tricks

turn tricks

slang To perform sexual acts for money. Typically said of a prostitute. A lot of these girls are addicts who started turning tricks to get drug money.
See also: trick, turn

ˌturn a ˈtrick/ˈtricks

(American English, slang) have sex with somebody for money: Things got so bad for her financially that she even considered turning tricks to pay the rent.
See also: trick, turn
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amp;nbsp;and used to turn tricks inside a massage parlor.
This man and his "church" have since been condemned as false by the real Native American Church, and it was also uncovered that he was involved in a prostitution ring where he used ceremony as a cover for his acolytes to turn tricks.
BH is no longer in demand, but his lavish lifestyle and vicious vices leave him no other choice but to turn tricks.
Slowly, Dime is drawn into a dark life in which she is forced to turn tricks so she can earn Daddy's love and keep him happy.
That in turn tricks mobile phones into revealing unique identifying numbers and general locations, according to the report.
Thus, we have, as one article in Haaretz put it, "the midnight cowboys of Tel Aviv"boys and young men discarded by their families who turn tricks in the "horseshoe" of streets that surround the old central bus station.
Kilani's debut feature, "On the Edge," about four girls from Tangiers who peel shrimps by day and turn tricks by night, is a perfect example.
Even in the day, it's a dark hidden corner where young women can turn tricks for pounds 20.
If you steal stuff, turn tricks, bunk off school, crash cars and dress like a slut, it's OK because Uncle Simon is there to make you a star.
Don't worry, you're not expected to turn tricks, instead you can advertise what you are willing to do and the price you are willing to do it for.
Though Christina does eventually make it through, Domineque ends up doing time in a men's prison, and Beam never glosses over the problems these girls face that relate to their families, their addictions or their decision to turn tricks because finding a real job was hard.
Sonny was a jealous, demanding lover who forced Heidi to turn tricks and later interrogated her about what she felt about the men he demanded she have sex with.
You don't go to a drama about heroin addicts expecting to laugh, but it's hard not to chuckle during the new film Candy, at least when Heath Ledger's Dan is trying to justify why he won't turn tricks to finance his smack habit.
Understandably, Or, who has assumed the mother role in the relationship, doesn't want her mom to turn tricks anymore.
I only hope those women in Accra, who're forced to turn tricks to keep their children clothed and housed, got the same sort of treatment.