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inside job

a crime committed by or in collusion with a person or persons closely associated with the victim:
The robbery seemed an inside job, because there was no evidence of forced entry.
Origin of inside job
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for inside job

inside job

(informal) a crime committed with the assistance of someone associated with the victim, such as a person employed on the premises burgled
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Slang definitions & phrases for inside job

inside job

noun phrase

A robbery, stroke of espionage, etc, done by someone or with the aid of someone within the target organization: The cops think the hotel murder is an inside job (1908+)

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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