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get one’s bait back

get one’s bait back
 v. phr.— «Bain and its co-investors extracted special payments of over $100 million from each company, enabling Bain to make a healthy profit even before re-selling the businesses—a practice known as “getting back your bait.” Lenders say Bain is one of the firms that has taken the most in such payments, which companies usually make by taking on additional debt.» —“Romney’s political life tied to business success” by David D. Kirkpatrick in Washington, D.C. Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah) June 4, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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