have your fingers in the till

have (one's) fingers in the till

To steal money from one's workplace or employer. Margaret had her fingers in the till for years, but she finally got caught after she claimed her two-month trip to Paris as a business expense.
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have (or with) your fingers (or hand) in the till

stealing from your employer. Compare with with your hand in the cookie jar (at cookie).
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have your ˌfingers/ˌhand in the ˈtill

(British English, informal) steal, especially small amounts of money from a shop/store, business, etc. where you work: He lost his job after they found he’d had his hand in the till.
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