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cash for keys

cash for keys
 n.— «The celebration started early Saturday, with poolside music and drinks, as partygoers passed around business cards and compared notes on successful techniques for evicting residents who try to stay in bank-owned property, a process they call “cash for keys.”» —“Homeowners’ Hard Times Are Good for the Foreclosure Business” by Eric Lipton in Palm Desert, California New York Times Apr. 6, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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