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

  • The private owner can have his rake-off so long as the rake-off is not too expensive, but this attitude on the part of private enterprise that the Government must not come in .
  • Huang was convicted of receiving 4,100,000 Chinese dollars ($205,000 official rate) rake-off in purchasing military supplies.
  • Sources close to the investigation said that some of the rake-off methods were quite sophisticated, including one plan in which contractors favored with government business .

  • Bob Brown in AFP
    It's a fraudulent campaign by the big mining barons who simply want to keep the rake-off, rip-off profits that they're making out of the minerals resources boom worldwide out of the property of Australians,Brown said.

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