pick (one's) pocket

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pick (one's) pocket

1. To steal money or other valuables out of someone's pocket, purse, backpack, etc. You have to be very mindful of your belongings in this city, as someone will pick your pocket the moment you aren't paying attention. My phone is missing! Someone must have picked my pocket!
2. To steal money from someone through deception or exploitation. You have to be very mindful of your belongings in this city, as someone will pick your pocket the moment you aren't paying attention. My phone is missing! Someone must have picked my pocket!
See also: pick, pocket
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Rapp was tired of uncomfortable, unattractive travel wear, and after a run-in with a pick pocket in Xian, China, became determined to create a solution.
The Pick Pocket Pirate: An Original Pirate Tale" tells the story of young Ezekiel as he embarks on the life of a pirate.
June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A motley crew of swashbuckling pirates and misfit scoundrels battle for a mysterious jewel in "The Pick Pocket Pirate: An Original Pirate Tale" (published by AuthorHouse), the first in a series of young adult pirate tales written and illustrated by author Capt.
Seven-year-old Thomas Moran witnesses the devastation and takes advantage of the chaos to begin his career as a pick pocket.
A person Saleem Akhtar caught pick pocket, Daud Mir red handed when he took away Rs.
TWENTY members of a Fagin-style Roma gang who sent children out to pick pockets in Paris have been jailed.
From pick pockets to online scams to credit card skimming, identity thieves are on the prowl to take advantage of consumers who are too busy to look out for them.
This initiative will aim to pass on the message of being safe during the Christmas period and to be aware of pick pockets and security, both in the home and in vehicles.
GYPSY children as young as 10 are being trafficked to Britain to pick pockets and steal handbags in an "international criminal network", a court heard.
PCSO Beckman said: "The project is aimed at raising awareness and getting young people involved in reducing pick pockets in their communities.
POLICE are warning shoppers to be on their guard after pick pockets targeted pensioners in two Midland towns.
Animal rights'' gangs ought to find another way to pick pockets.
According to the research by Direct Line, smokers often did not keep an eye on their possessions, leaving items unattended on chairs or under tables while the went outside to light up, making them easy prey for thieves and pick pockets.
But to pick pockets while still in opposition is a new one of me.
CHILDREN as young as six are being taught how to pick pockets at schools in the UK set up by Romanian gangsters.