turn tricks

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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.
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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.
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Tate, of course, who joined Jackson and Chef Andrew Turner of Cafe Royal on Regent and turned tricks like his Pea and Sorrell Bonbon.
During that first marriage, according to one source, she probably turned tricks to help the family's cash flow.
Before she died of an overdose last year, Kelly told police Boyd normally only buddied up with her and turned tricks if her pals were doing it too.
For much of his career Cole has turned tricks but now he's beginning to turn games - his beautifully-struck opener on Saturday sparked Northern Ireland's collapse in his first competitive international under Sven Goran Eriksson.
While her protester pals attended college in the off hours, Hollibaugh turned tricks, danced burlesque, and stripped in clubs to make ends meet.
Leaving her hospital job and heading to the Barcelona streets where she once turned tricks, Manuela aids and is abetted in return by three women of decidedly different backgrounds: Huma Rojo (Marisa Parades), the diva actress who unwittingly led Esteban to his death; Sister Rosa (Penelope Cruz), a nun who is pregnant by the elusive Lola; and a transgendered whore named Agrado (the irresistible Antonia San Juan [profiled below]), a sweet tart of a cabaret performer who sends our spirits soaring with a bravura monologue about the high cost of cosmetic surgery.