to take someone for a ride

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - take someone for a ride

"to take someone for a ride"

to deceive or cheat someone


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - take someone for a ride

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How is that new hair growth treatment that you bought working out?

Friend 2:  It's not!  Nothing happened.  And when I contacted the company they told me that I should have read the fine print where it said that results will vary by person.  They refused to give me my money back.

Friend 1:  It feels terrible when you are taken for a ride.

Friend 2:  It's definitely not good to be cheated.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - take someone for a ride

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Do you really think my father is happy with is new young wife?

Friend 2:  I am sure that your father is happy but I am willing to guess that the young woman doesn't really love your father. She probably just wants his money.

Friend 1:  You think she is taking my father for a ride?

Friend 2:  Who's to say?

to take someone for a ride - Usage:


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to take someone for a ride - Gerund Form:

Taking people for a ride is what cheats and fraudsters do.

to take someone for a ride - Examples:

1)  If you work, don't let your employer take you for a ride. Make sure you are being paid the minimum wage.

2)  Do not let alienware take you for a ride. Sure they look good but for less the half the price you can have equal ...

3)  Never allow a greedy salesperson to take you for a ride, financially speaking. Just because he or she is friendly doesn't mean he ...

4)  ... artists and the quacks feast on us, fool us and take us for a ride.

5)  Using this formula, they want to take us for a ride expecting us to leave every bit of our common sense behind.

6)  You will also realize why they have been able to 'take us for a ride' all these years because most of us are in educational and economic slavery.

7)  ... and also is a confirmation that the agent is not taking you for a ride but is willing to stand by what he is offering.

8)  When are people going to realise that she is taking you for a ride. She only wants your money.

9)  At least you can rely on me being honest and not taking you for a ride!

10)  I think that these politicians are taking us for a ride. And it's about time we as a people should be discerning enough to ...

11)  These pastors are taking us for a ride and the newspapers are helping them by not asking hard questions.

12)  Some of his customers were clearly out to take him for a ride before they moved on to the next inexperienced operator.

13)  ... the driver thought he was a tourist and was trying to take him for a ride. There was a row over the fare and next thing the driver pulled over ...

14)  Neither an employee nor any other person could easily take him for a ride because of his wide knowledge of every connected subject.

15)  ... and some sweet talking dude would come along and take her for a ride leaving her with nothing.

16)  When the people see the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary taking them for a ride and media too being co-opted by the corrupt system, they have little choice but ...

17)  Was I being fooled again? Was he taking me for a ride? Maybe.

18)  The likes of Entsch are taking people for a ride on this. Insurance companies know damn well they have people over a barrel, ...

19)  ... they set the example of corruption and taking people for a ride.

20)  ... people making big bucks by lying to people. Big-name people taking people for a ride, doing a Ponzi.