sticky-fingered


sticky-fingered
   thieving
   Other people's property adheres to the fingers.
   Usually of embezzlement or chance pilfering.

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  • sticky fingers — ☆ sticky fingers n. Slang an inclination or tendency to steal or pilfer sticky fingered adj …   English World dictionary

  • sticky fingers — sticky fingered /stik ee fing geuhrd/, adj. Informal. a propensity to steal. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • sticky-handed — adjective see sticky fingered …   Useful english dictionary

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