chisel out of
chisel (one) out of (something)
To swindle something from one. That con man chiseled us out of thousands, I'm ashamed to say.
chisel (something) out of (someone)
To swindle something from one. That con man chiseled thousands of dollars out of us, I'm ashamed to say.
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chisel someone out of somethingand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.