pick (one's) pocket

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pick (one's) pocket

1. To steal money or other valuables out of one's pocket, purse, backpack, etc. You have to be very mindful of your belongings in this city, as someone will pick your pocket the moment you aren't paying attention. My phone is missing! Someone must have picked my pocket!
2. To steal money from one through deception or exploitation. I feel like every time I go to get my car fixed, they pick my pocket just because I don't know anything about cars. Tired of having your bank pick your pocket with hidden fees? Try us and see the difference.
See also: pick, pocket

pick somebody’s ˈpocket

steal money or other things from somebody’s pocket without them realizing: I can’t find my wallet. I think somebody’s picked my pocket!If she’s not careful she’ll get her pocket picked. ▶ ˈpickpocket noun a person who picks pockets: Be careful of pickpockets when you’re on the underground in London.
See also: pick, pocket
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Ross is the tireless jitterbug on defense and offense because he can pick your pocket off the dribble and break away for fast-break layups.
The new figures came as Prime Minister David Cameron challenged Labour to spell out its tax plans, warning voters that Ed Miliband's party will "pick your pocket" if they win power.
Voters face "a choice about whether you want a government that will find savings and not pick your pocket or with Labour a government that will pick your pocket, I think, on a pretty frequent basis", said Mr Cameron.
It's easy to confuse lies for love, believe that the palm reader wasn't out to pick your pocket. We're held together by weak filaments like the stitches buried at the equator of fish scale and monkey waist.
"Don't Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket!" is a guide written by a retired mechanic aimed at helping less informed drivers avoid being robbed at the mechanic.
Apparently there are some in India that can pick your pocket. And they only take the high-denomination notes.
But it seems Auntie's no longer the trusted box in the corner, but rather an Artful Dodger character with an unsteady grasp of the truth and a mind to pick your pocket.
The goal is not to pick your pocket, but to educate you and your friends about endangered wildlife.
If Muriel Belcher set the standard with her references to the Fuhrer as Miss Hitler; Bacon, known to Muriel as "daughter," had an exhilarating flair for scathing abuse and throwaway realism, as when, in the film, he sensibly warns Dyer against the predatory photographer John Deakin: "Don't let him pick your pocket while he's fiddling with your cock." I wish there had been more of this local color instead of the ersatz Baconian palette that threatens to upstage the cast.
# Have someone with you when you go to the cashpoint and don't let anyone pick your pocket or see your PIN number, and never leave your bag unattended or wallet lying loose on the table.
Organiser Cathy Roberts, of Bespoken Storytelling, tells Time Out: "These dodgers are unique - they do not pick your pockets, but instead hand out treats to put in them."
The only difference is the conservatives will let the rich folks pick your pockets, and the liberals will let the poor folks pick your pockets.
"They just pick your pockets and find little holes.