pinch from

pinch from (one)

To steal (something) from one, especially something that is small in size or amount. A noun or pronoun can used between "pinch" and "from" to specify what was taken. I heard he was grounded for a month for pinching from his parents. They arrested her for pinching wallets and purses from tourists in the city center.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pinch something from someone or something

Sl. to steal something from someone or something. Sam pinched an apple from the produce stand. We saw a pickpocket pinch a wallet from an old man.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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