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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.
See also: chisel, of, out

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

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.
See also: chisel, on, someone, something

chisel in

verb
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A A fine-grit belt will put a sharp edge on a chisel or gouge.
A more formal arrangement, christened The Chisel Fund, was begun by Alcheringa Gallery in 1992.
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Use a chisel and mallet and tap around the outline of the hinge shapes making sure that the 'bevel' (sloped edge) of the chisel is facing towards the waste wood.
If you're just starting out with woodworking and cabinetry, a general-purpose set of "bevel-edge" chisels in quarter-, half-, three-quarter- and one-inch widths makes the most sense.
It works on chisels and plane blades with either a 25-degree or 30-degree edge.
Six thugs armed with power drills, hammers and chisels chased Hanlon as he ran for his life.
Chisels are grouped according to the material they cut, either wood, metal, stone or brick.
Most limestone carvers still prefer the old handforged chisels and keep a wooden mallet close at hand.
Chisels and plane irons are shaped like wedges to provide the mass needed to withstand the resistance against the wood.
Bryan's private parts were mutilated with chisels and knives.