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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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cookie jar

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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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