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rob the till

To steal the earnings of a shop or restaurant from out of its cash register. Just remember, this place has insurance, so if anyone comes in with a gun looking to rob the till, you don't offer up any resistance, OK? I hear Janet was fired from her last job for robbing the till.
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An hour later, female staff at the Victoria Fish Bar, in Whitchurch, Cardiff, were terrified by a man who pointed a double-barrel sawn- off shotgun at them, before robbing the till.
Disregard for the law and rampant dishonesty seem to go hand in hand today, as through "creative" accounting when corporate executives cook the books about the financial status of their companies, while robbing the till before they go under.
I see my career as, like, robbing the till $1 at a time so nobody notices it's short.
Putting kids into Mountjoy prison for breaking into a car or for stealing CDs from Tower Records when business people or politicians have been robbing the till, that just can't work.