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a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster

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While Future-Net (UK) was in full flow, an estimated 2,000 telephone loan applications were made to the company - leading to a premium rate telephone rake-off of pounds 30,000 a week, or more than pounds 1 million a year.
Obviously the Government can't resist the lure of the tax rake-off.
But there are General Accounting Office and Inspector General's Office deputies consistently on the prowl for government rake-off artists and kickback kings.
In any case, these have all already been paid for through the Government's big rake-off from Scotland's oil and the extortionate and indiscriminate direct taxation on petrol.
And Volkswagen knocks a whopping 15 percent off the cost of a new car, a substantial rake-off in a country where a basic model costs at least $20,000.
The big bookies took the hump when he dared to criticise their (and the Treasury's) rake-off.
The parties get a rake-off from hotel rooms, fringe events and f from and booze That' Torie was s forgo The To grow booze and food at receptions.
This Government is more than happy with the excessive tax rake-off on the sale of alcohol, but simply doesn't want to hand any of it over to policing what they created in the first place.
FAT Cat Sam Laidlaw (below), head of Centrica which owns British Gas, is heading for a pounds 1million pay rise, taking his annual rake-off to pounds 2.
A letter, from a Mrs Linda Nkomo, asks for help to transfer EUR8million in return for a 30 per cent rake-off.
A spokesman for one of the big mobile operators tried to equate the mobile rake-off with the price of a stamp ( 26p ( on money you send by post.
Mr Sandison cited this week's rise in national insurance contributions, the failure to increase personal tax allowances in line with inflation, the pounds 5 billion a year rake-off from pension funds, and rising house prices that are catching more and more people in the inheritance tax trap as examples of the Government's willingness to impose stealth taxes on individuals.
The mechanisms that guide the CFA-Euro operations in effect structurally and negatively block the economic rake-off of the 15 CFA zone countries.
That's a grotesque rake-off and it should be penalised with a windfall tax.