rob the till

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rob the till

To steal the earnings of a shop or restaurant from out of its cash register. Just remember, this place has insurance, so if anyone comes in with a gun looking to rob the till, you don't offer up any resistance, OK? I hear Janet was fired from her last job for robbing the till.
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One man whom I sent to America made his fortune, but he was not a social democrat; he was a clerk who had embezzled, and who applied to me for assistance under the impression that I considered it rather meritorious to rob the till of a capitalist.
He's smart enough not to involve Bob (who'd be smart enough to say no) but that doesn't make him wise: A trial run, in which some unseasoned hoods rob the till on his behalf, both angers the Chechens and draws the interest of Detective Torres (John Ortiz), who recognizes Bob from his church.
We met at a party, we have been friends for ten years, colleagues, done dinners, spent weekends, done desert trips, my wife and kids are friends with his wife and kids, what was I supposed to do, ignore him, he only left the job, he didn't rob the till.
The knifeman would have already made his getaway but was held up by the fact he had to stand in the six weapons or less queue before he could rob the till.
In Family Affairs, Olly (Alex Hardy) is struggling to pay back the cash he owes Darren (James Wells) who forced him to rob the till at The Black Swan.
They threaten barmaid Maureen before she can press the panic button and they rob the till.