an inside job

an inside job

set phrase 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.
See also: inside, job

an inside job

n. a crime perpetrated against an establishment by someone associated with the victimized establishment. (Underworld.) It was an inside job all right. The butler did it.
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Gazmen said the holdup could be an inside job since "the management of the hotel failed to deposit their hotel income to the bank.
We suspect it was an inside job as the hotel is well-guarded and it is not easy for one to just get in and pick up items.
Suspecting an inside job, Golondrina said the thief apparently entered the rooms by creating a hole on the ceiling.
In yet another tweet message, Khawaja Asif said that the possibility of Uri attack being an inside job could not be ruled out.
Scavenger worms could have tunneled through the gut after the dino's death, but his team found only one type of worm burrow "which suggests that either only one kind of scavenger had access to the carcass," or "that these burrows were an inside job," Tweet says.
A SECURITY guard has told a jury that the Hatton Garden jewel heist must have been an inside job.
On Wednesday, a team of Syrian army's special forces raided a meeting of the ISIL commanders in an inside job and killed tens of the militants' leaders.
As regards the attack on the premises, a modicum of physical force and masks, sounds like an inside job to me
Washington, December 29 ( ANI ): The robbery at Miley Cyrus' house seems to be an inside job.
BAGHDAD, Dhu-AlQa'dah 13, 1433, Sep 29, 2012, SPA - Iraq's Interior Ministry says a prison break in Tikrit town in which dozens of al-Qaida-linked militants escaped was an inside job and that 20 people were killed, including 16 security force members and four inmates, AP reported.
British police are investigating the Kate Middleton topless photo scandal and it just got a lot more juicy because they think it might be an inside job.
America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) claimed that the attack was the result of an inside job.
A healthy relationship cannot be imposed from without, but can only come from within," she states in Healing Relationships is an Inside Job.
Well, Damon has narrated the second best film I've seen this year - An Inside Job - which tells the story of the greed, stupidity and utter madness behind the 2008/9 crash.
He said: "I did not say that it is an inside job done by the family, I said somebody nearby must have informed those criminals and they must be in league with them.