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sticky fingers

noun, Informal.
1.
a propensity to steal.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
Related forms
sticky-fingered
[stik-ee-fing-gerd] /ˈstɪk iˈfɪŋ gərd/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Slang definitions & phrases for sticky fingered

sticky fingers

noun phrase

A person inclined to steal; an inclination to steal: sticky fingers of the neighbors who cat-sit


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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Idioms and Phrases with sticky fingered

sticky fingers

A propensity to steal, as in You'd better not leave any cash around; she's known for her sticky fingers. This metaphor makes it seem as if valuables adhere naturally to a thief's fingers. [ ; late 1800s ]
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