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What does "stick the hydraulics under something" mean?

Asked by dariusbrent (14points) July 17th, 2017

At 1:40 of this video, the man said, “We stick the hydraulics under that because it’s a slightly higher risk strategy.”

What does it mean?

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zenvelo's avatar

He is using jargon to state that they use a metaphorical hydraulic mechanism to force more profit through the system.

(Hydraulics, such as the lift mechanism on an elevator, or the brake master cylinder in your car, is a method of using a liquid force enhancer to move objects).

And, they “stick it under something” because it is a complicated mechanism and not completely ethical and they don’t want people looking at it too closely.

CWOTUS's avatar

In the context of the video, where the “interviewee” is explaining to the “interviewer” (and I hope that you fully comprehend that this is a satire / parody video, not a real explanation of anything… no matter how close to reality it is) the reason why some fees are “jacked up” (hence the reference to “hydraulics”, in the sense of a hydraulic jack).

kritiper's avatar

Hide the details, sell the end result.

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