chisel (something) out of (someone)

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chisel (something) out of (someone)

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