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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 (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 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.
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chisel in (on someone/something)

in. to use deception to get a share of something. I won’t chisel in on your deal.
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chisel in

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References in classic literature ?
The stern and already rigid profile of her face looked as though chiselled of marble too, and the smile on her pale lips was full of an immense unchildish misery and sorrowful appeal.
The NT-M plots were chiselled 2 days before winter planting, by means of a subsoiler with five parabolic shanks (three on the front bar and two on the rear bar), spaced 0.
2007) observed a greater limitation caused by PR, because it was the LLWR lower limit for chiselled NT treatment, with either crop succession or rotation.
But on her latest visit earlier this month Pauline - who is also her mum's carer - discovered ornamental cherubs placed on the grave had been chiselled off and vandals had also stamped down and ripped out flowers.
While he smartly chiselled off edges at high speed, I was worried about chopping it in half I tapped and timidly cut as if I was scared of offending the ice.
Heath Ledger is usually cast as the chiselled hero, but in this powerful portrayal of drug addiction he plays a chiselled heroin addict.
RED-faced potholer Steve Round had to be chiselled out of an artificial rock tunnel after getting trapped.