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chisel in

slang To gain part of or involvement in something by unfair methods. Any time my parents give me money, my brother manages to chisel in on it by whining to them.
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chisel (one) out of (something)

To swindle something from someone. That con man chiseled us out of thousands, I'm ashamed to say.
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chisel in (on someone or something)

Sl. to use deception to get a share of something. I won't chisel in on your deal. You had better not chisel in!
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chisel someone out of something

 and chisel something out of someone; chisel something from someone
to get something away from someone by cheating. The scam tried to chisel pension money out of retired people.
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chisel in (on someone/something)

in. to use deception to get a share of something. I won’t chisel in on your deal.
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chisel in

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1500W SDS ROTARY HAMMER DRILL It can be used as a drill, hammer drill or chisel and includes a carry case, three drill bits, a dust collection cap and a three-year warranty.
Use a chisel and mallet and tap around the outline of the hinge shapes making sure that the 'bevel' (sloped edge) of the chisel is facing towards the waste wood.
If you fancy a chisel call David on 01484 603254 or John on 01484 609682.
A week later twisted thugs armed with chisels chopped off Bryan Hanlon's penis in Maryhill, Glasgow.
Most limestone carvers still prefer the old handforged chisels and keep a wooden mallet close at hand.
Three women in orange construction helmets gently poked with chisels and screwdrivers at black ooze in a 14-foot-deep pit Thursday, their eyes on the lookout for such things as 28,000-year-old rodent bones and insect remains.
Shaped by axes, chainsaws, and chisels, several of them referred directly to nature--entitled with the names of birds such as Kos (Blackbird, 1993), Kuka (Cuckoo, 1993), and Sroka (Magpie, 1992).
The researchers found a total of 1,014 such artifacts, including chisels and thumbnail-sized scrapers.
Bryan's private parts were mutilated with chisels and knives.
After prying it out with chisels, Whistler's crew will take the hardened ``cocoon'' of plaster back to the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, where the rock will be ground away from beneath the embedded tusk with air-driven chisels, a process that takes a couple of months.
Material from this period, including polished, incised ceramics, polished stone chisels and ceramic figurines, reflects a more complex society and the introduction of ceremonial rituals at La Venta, say the researchers.
Although he seemed to be facing his biggest challenge when he agreed to hand over his expensive Japanese-made carbonised steel chisels to someone who has trouble popping ice-cubes out of a tray, never mind fashioning one into a work of art.
Thus we have bulldozers helping out in Africa for ``Obelisk''; iron hammers and chisels helping out in South America for ``Inca''; steel bracketing helping out in Europe for ``Colosseum''; and modern scaffolding helping out in England for ``Stonehenge.
He got into it for the novelty, and because ``racing skunks is safer than being in a room with teen-agers running around with saws and files and chisels.