Did you by any chance mean hasta?
- Written form of a reduction of have to. (Wiktionary)
“The municipal officer demands a bribe from a hawker; the bureaucrat refuses to register a land title or a marriage; the traffic cop beats the rickshaw-driver who can't afford to pay his weekly installment, known as hafta.”
“But I always say, then you "hafta" make sure that these free trade agreements are being abided by both parties, and that's not what's happened.”
“Having done her bit, the policewoman pocketed the 'hafta”
“Having done her bit, the policewoman pocketed the 'hafta' (bribe) from the 'gharwali”
“They then stop unsuspecting motorcycle riders and demand 'hafta' from them,”
“I suspect Pavin will make Woods a "hafta" pick and hope it works out the way it did in 2007 when Mike Weir was named to play in the Presidents Cup at Royal Montreal despite a pre-event record that hardly suggested he would become, arguably, the best player at that event.”
“A cynical analysis for the reason of this apathy would be that the police had not received its 'hafta' and hence refused to take any pre-emptive measure.”
“It is a fairly well-known story in Bangalore that some Kannada activists collect a 'hafta' from shopkeepers and set up protests in front of software companies to simply make money and more money.”
“To know you've caught gobs of fish, you hafta lose count.”
“We hafta repeat what he tells us to or we get in trouble!”
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