stick to fingers

stick to (one's) fingers

Of money, to be embezzled or stolen. It turned out that nearly three million dollars had been sticking to his fingers by the time he resigned from the charity.
See also: finger, stick

stick to someone's fingers

Fig. to remain in someone's possession; to be stolen by someone. Other people's watches tend to stick to Max's fingers. Watch that clerk. Your change tends to stick to his fingers.
See also: finger, stick