chisel out of

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chisel (one) out of (something)

To swindle something from someone. That con man chiseled us out of thousands, I'm ashamed to say.
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chisel someone out of something

 and chisel something out of someone; chisel something from someone
to get something away from someone by cheating. The scam tried to chisel pension money out of retired people.
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David's bent over his workbench, choosing a chisel from his grandfather's collection.
BUSINESS WIRE)--March 30, 1995--Display Tech Multimedia began shipping March 2, the 1994 Eddy Award-Winning Digital Chisel from Pierian Spring Software with the purchase of a CV Link CVA 1000 for a special price of $429.