Dalton starts working a bouncer/administrator in the local club. And he learns that there's a powerful and mean tycoon in town. One time Dalton comes into the store just when the tycoon's two men are leaving. When he enters, he finds a mess inside, which the seller, Red, is cleaning up. Dalton asks what happened, if Red gets robbed. Red says every week. Dalton: So, what does he [the tycoon] take? (....) Red: Ten percent, to start. It's all legal like. He formed the Jasper Improvement Society. All the businesses in town belong to it. Dalton: Everybody pay? Red: Does a hobbyhorse have a wooden dick? Road House, film I understand the implication must be "we don't have a choice", "we have to". But still, what does the phrase mean? Thanks.