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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 (something) from (one)

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

slang To gain part of or involvement in something by unfair methods. Any time my parents give me money, my brother manages to chisel in on it by whining to them.
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chisel in (on someone or something)

Sl. to use deception to get a share of something. I won't chisel in on your deal. You had better not chisel in!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chisel in

verb
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Many passages pack a punch, with chiseled statements that analyze the evil and erroneous currents of our times and then give the salvific response demanded of the bishops.
Sculptor of words, he hammered and chiseled a solid block of content, quickly, deftly, precisely disclosing the shape of his teaching.
So he hammered and chiseled, with humor and conviction, lightly, relentlessly, till the marble heart of the message appeared - smooth, solid, one-worded: "Awareness."
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