take for a ride

take for a ride  {v. phr.},  {slang}
1. To take out in a car intending to murder.
The gang leader decided that the informer must be taken for a ride.
2. To play a trick on; fool.
The girls told Linda that a movie star was visiting the school, but she did not believe them; she thought they were taking her for a ride.
3. To take unfair advantage of; fool for your own gain.
His girlfriend really took him for a ride before he stopped dating her.
Categories: slang verb