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an inside job

A set phrase for a crime committed by someone who is closely involved with the targeted person or group. The robbery must have been an inside job—only three people have access to the safe.
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inside job

a crime committed by someone working or living at the scene of the crime. There was little doubt that it was an inside job, thought the inspector. It's a particularly cunning way to carry out an inside job.
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BEIRUT: The robbery of a pharmacy in Shiyah two months ago was an inside job, police said in a statement Thursday.
She joked that if it was an inside job, any suspects would have been extremely nervous because in the week following the break-in a Scorpions detective had addressed staff on white-collar fraud during a previously arranged address.
debunks the debunkers of the main conspiracy theory surrounding 9/11--that it was an inside job.
8m in an inside job in which the fraudsters used computers, diskettes and smart cards loaded with the equivalent of millions of dollars.
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It was clear it was an inside job, committed by someone who had a key, knew the alarm and knew the system of safes," said Ian Graham, prosecuting.
Rod Henderson, prosecuting at Stafford Crown Court, said the police were at first 'bamboozled' and thought the burglaries at B&Q in Tamworth were an inside job until they found a small camera hidden in a car to watch staff key in a door code to let them in.
I had known superficial luxuries, but real freedom is an inside job.
INSIDE JOB While the brevity of femtosecond-laser pulses makes them remarkably accurate tools for machining, that's only half the story.
The military police were investigating the arson as an inside job.
It is an inside job of attitudes and behaviors not limited by the costume of appearance.
Barron, Vice President of Security Administration for Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco Inside Job is a book that was three years in the making.