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cookie jar

noun
1.
a jar or other container for storing cookies.
2.
such a container used for storing money.
Idioms
3.
have one's hand in the cookie jar, Informal. to take or attempt to take advantage of one's position by demanding or accepting favors or bribes:
They suspected the mayor's assistant had his hand in the cookie jar.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism
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Examples from the web for cookie jar
  • It's as if someone gave you an inflated beach ball and said, here, pack this into a cookie jar.
  • Stop trying to get too many cookies out of the cookie jar at once.
  • Every politician has wet dreams of dipping his or her hand into the cookie jar at one stage or another.
  • It seems that the cookie monsters are too close to the cookie jar.
  • Those tax cuts were the national equivalent of letting our drinking uncle raid momma's cookie jar to go play the horses.
  • Shoot, the guy got caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
  • People have got to learn, if they don't have cookies in the cookie jar, they can't eat cookies.
  • In the third, a chase to round up the cookies for the cookie jar takes the form of inventive whirlwind waltzes.
  • And before you let the incessant rhyme out of its cage, you slam the door and run for the cookie jar.
  • Both political parties have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
Slang definitions & phrases for cookie jar

cookie jar

Related Terms

with one's hand in the till


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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cookie jar in Technology


1. An area of memory set aside for storing cookies. Most commonly heard in the Atari ST community; many useful ST programs record their presence by storing a distinctive magic number in the jar. Programs can inquire after the presence or otherwise of other programs by searching the contents of the jar.
2. A cracker term for the password file of a multi-user computer.
[Jargon File]
(1997-02-12)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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