"If only the bank would take joy as collateral."
"They may not... but I will. I own 10% of the show. Knowing who I was working for, I had the good sense to take my cut weekly."
"Phillip, I can't let you gamble it on me."
The Greatest Showman
I guess in this context this sentence means he saved his money for the future, but I'm not sure if I'm right cause I couldn't find any expression like this in the dictionary.
Is it an idiomatic expression?
Or does "take" here mean "save" as a verb, and "cut"="money"?