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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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She hires a PI paid for by her best friend, Mary, who turns tricks for money.
In spite of his lessthan stellar looks, GH still turns tricks to fuel his addiction.
She romanticizes her relationship with her boyfriend, Detlef, who turns tricks with men to keep them both in heroin.
Cindy, over thirty and unmarried, turns tricks in the parking lot.
Think: The family that turns tricks together sticks together: Ellen Burstyn, Annabella Sciorra and Dominique Swain play three generations of prostitutes whose house of ill repute comes under FBI surveillance.
As Nell grows into a highly sexual teen (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), he turns tricks with older men but locks out emotional involvement.
She then moved on to an Edinburgh sauna, where she turns tricks for pounds 50 a time.
Titular figure is a schoolgirl (Lee So-woon) who turns tricks on the side, but gets in trouble when she's caught doing the deed next to the annoyed granny of her former teacher-lover (Kim Ae-tong, wearing grotesque facial prosthetics like a Dick Tracy villain).
After being forced to service a sleazy immigration official at the border, 19-year-old Fernanda (Ingrid de Souza) arrives in Italy and hooks up with her old friend Charlo (Biba Lerhue), who turns tricks to finance a drug habit.