rake off

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Related to rake off: Off the rack, raked over
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Verb1.rake off - take money from an illegal transaction
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
earn, realise, pull in, bring in, realize, gain, make, take in, clear - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
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Grass in greener The Lawn: Rake off leaves - they'll stop light getting to the grass and turn it yellow.
GREAT BRITISH RAKE OFF Now that evening and night time temperatures have already started to fall, the autumn leaves won't be far behind.
Just change its name to The Great British Rake Off.
It turns out the Church is taking a rake off from the misery of the borrowers itself due to the Church's own investments in the company
What they mean is that they would deliver a minimum service at the lowest cost while they rake off a big fat profit and only if they decided there was enough profit in the particular service.
Raising the budgets to make these huge films is a skill of its own - increasingly exploiting new commercial opportunities such as the revenue rake off from product placement.
88 per cent profit - it's 16-1 the tie - takes some of the play away from the exchanges who rake off five per cent for themselves for setting up the facility.