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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

verb
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They must have chiselled them off and stamped the flowers into the dirt.
STOLEN: The statues at William Shepherd's grave, left, were taken by thieves who also pulled out flowers SPECIAL VISIT: Florence Shepherd at the grave of husband William, inset, after vandals chiselled away two cherub statues, in the second similar attack on the memorial UPSET: Florence and her daughter Pauline, who discovered the damage
RED-faced potholer Steve Round had to be chiselled out of an artificial rock tunnel after getting trapped.