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have sticky fingers

To have a tendency or inclination to steal things. I think the new cashier we hired has sticky fingers, because money has begun disappearing from the till on the days that he's working.
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have sticky fingers

Fig. to have a tendency to steal. The clerk—who had sticky fingers—got fired. The little boy had sticky fingers and was always taking his father's small change.
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have sticky ˈfingers

(informal) be likely to steal something: Be careful about leaving your things lying around. Some people here have got very sticky fingers!
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