I can take a tip

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SergueiL

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The Birthday Party (Pinter)

Stanley tells of a concert he was supposed to give:
Then, when I got there, the hall was closed, the place was shuttered up, not even a caretaker. They’d locked it up. […] They pulled a fast one. I’d like to know who was responsible for that. (Bitterly.) All right, Jack, I can take a tip. They want me to crawl down on my bended knees. Well, I can take a tip… any day of the week.
What do you think is the meaning of 'I can take a tip' in that context?
 
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