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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)

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.
See also: chisel, on
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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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.

chisel in (on someone/something)

in. to use deception to get a share of something. I won’t chisel in on your deal.
See also: chisel, on, someone, something

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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Armed with sharp disdain for "chiselers" and with statements like "I'm in favor of giving the old American pioneer spirit a chance to assert itself," he zealously guarded the city's coffers.
This citizen legislator thing can turn people into chiselers.
It's all over her face that we're a couple of chiselers.
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Some even responded by dewing aid to the deserving and needy on the basis that the "great mass of African Americans [were] chiselers" (p.
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Liberals were glad to see such "chiselers" and "sweatshops" go, but many black workers went with them (Wolters 1970, 119).
"Agnes Brown seems to be a universal figure - through reading the books The Mammy, The Chiselers and The Granny, people have got to know her and I've had fan letters from Chechnia, Bosnia, America - there's something about Mrs Brown that makes her an international woman."
But the owners are expert chiselers. Some skim funds off the top and won't show the messengers the actual cost to the client.