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"put the bite on me" #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 27, 2010 16:03 pm   "put the bite on me"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #579 "English Slang Idioms (321)", question 8

"I am sorry, Tim. I can't loan you any money right now. Paul just put the ......... on me for $40 and now I am broke until Thursday," Matt told him.

(a) jump
(b) bat
(c) bite
(d) grab

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #579 "English Slang Idioms (321)", answer 8

"I am sorry, Tim. I can't loan you any money right now. Paul just put the bite on me for $40 and now I am broke until Thursday," Matt told him.

Correct answer: (c) bite

Your answer was: incorrect
"I am sorry, Tim. I can't loan you any money right now. Paul just put the grab on me for $40 and now I am broke until Thursday," Matt told him.
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Could someone please explain what "put the bite on me" means? He "bit" $40 off me or something like that?

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i think #2 (permalink) Sat Feb 27, 2010 17:15 pm   i think
 

i think it means " Paul lend me $40." so i haven't got any money to lend you.
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"put the bite on me" #3 (permalink) Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:28 am   "put the bite on me"
 

Put the bite on = ask earnestly for money
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