As cash has flooded Washington, even the anti-establishment activists and operatives who sided with President Trump have been enriched.
Rent-A-Center pressured an Ohio charity into quitting a coalition that advocates a crackdown on payday loans. The company, a rising power in the payday-loan industry, threatened to yank its contributions from local hunger programs unless the group withdrew from an effort to cap interest rates on such loans.
1 [T usually + adverb or preposition] INFORMAL to pull something forcefully with a quick movement:
He tripped over the wire and yanked the plug out.
She yanked open the cupboard and everything fell out.
2 [T often passive] MAINLY US INFORMAL to suddenly remove someone or something:
I was yanked out of school and forced to seek work.
noun [C usually singular] INFORMAL
Give the door a yank and it should open.
Generic term for short-term cash advance secured by personal check, often at very high interest rates. Also called check loan or payday advance loan.
verb [T often passive] -pp-
to put a limit on the amount of money that can be charged or spent in connection with a particular activity:
High spending councils have all been (rate/charge) capped.
Our mortgage is capped at 8.75% for five years.
Central government has imposed a cap (= limit) on local tax increases.