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an inside job

A set phrase for a crime committed by someone who is closely involved with the targeted person or group. The robbery must have been an inside job—only three people have access to the safe.
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inside job

a crime committed by someone working or living at the scene of the crime. There was little doubt that it was an inside job, thought the inspector. It's a particularly cunning way to carry out an inside job.
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BEIRUT: The robbery of a pharmacy in Shiyah two months ago was an inside job, police said in a statement Thursday.
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The inmates had managed to flee through a window and scale a ladder to climb over the prison wall in a breakout which officials believed was an inside job.
They were busy asking directions of where to find what, so it might be an inside job.
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Rod Henderson, prosecuting at Stafford Crown Court, said the police were at first 'bamboozled' and thought the burglaries at B&Q in Tamworth were an inside job until they found a small camera hidden in a car to watch staff key in a door code to let them in.
I had known superficial luxuries, but real freedom is an inside job.
The military police were investigating the arson as an inside job.
It is an inside job of attitudes and behaviors not limited by the costume of appearance.
Police have said they do not believe the theft was an inside job.