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skim the surface (of something)

To do, engage with, or understand something to only a minimal or superficial degree. I know you feel like you know everything about philosophy now, but this introductory course only skims the surface. Jack never felt satisfied devoting his time and attention to one thing, so instead he's skimmed the surface of a number of hobbies and interests.
See also: skim, surface

skim off

1. Literally, to scoop or scrape something off the surface of something, especially a liquid. A noun or pronoun can be used between "skim" and "off." Be sure to skim off the fatty foam as your stew cooks. Please use the net to skim leaves and other debris off the surface of the pool each morning.
2. By extension, to take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments. A noun or pronoun can be used between "skim" and "off." The CEO has been accused of skimming money off from his employees' pensions funds to pay for his personal trips around the world. The sales assistant skimmed off money from the till for years before she was finally caught.
See also: off, skim

skim over (something)

1. Literally, to glide or skip over or across the very top of some surface or thing. The stone skimmed over the surface of the pond. The ball skimmed over the catcher's mitt, allowing the batter to get to first base.
2. To read, review, or present something quickly or superficially, typically by only reading or covering certain parts of it. I only had time to skim over your report, but I like what I've seen so far. He skimmed over the problems the project had faced, focusing instead on the progress they had made.
See also: over, skim

skim through (something)

To read, review, or present something quickly or superficially, typically by only reading or covering certain parts of it. I only had time to skim through your report, but I like what I've seen so far. He skimmed through the problems the project had faced, focusing instead on the progress they had made.
See also: skim, through

skim something off (of) something

 and skim something off 
1. Lit. to scoop something off the surface of something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The cook skimmed the fat off the stew. The cook skimmed off the fat.
2. Fig. to remove a portion of something of value, such as money, from an account. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The auditor was skimming a few dollars a day off the bank's cash flow. Kelly skimmed off a few dollars each day.
See also: off, skim

skim off

v.
1. To remove some floating matter from a liquid: They use a net to skim the cranberries off the surface. They skim off the dross before pouring the metal into molds.
2. To appropriate some money illegally or dishonestly: The dictator skimmed off over $1 million from international donations and deposited it in personal bank accounts. The company was skimming money off its employees' paychecks and using it to cover losses.
See also: off, skim
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However, the precautionary measures suggested by the FIA high-ups in recent interviews and press conferences rely mostly on the findings of the investigations into the recent cases of skimming reported in the city.
Incidents of skimming seem to have become more frequent and widespread since then - taking place in Rawalpindi and Azad Jammu and Kashmir - with a bank confirming in December 2017 that over Rs10 million had been stolen from 559 of its accounts.
The police also have recovered an ATM skimming device, Rs0.
TSB bank on Redcar high street: A member of staff at the TSB bank reported that when emptying the cash machine on July 16, what appeared to be a skimming device was stuck to a card in the machine.
Turns out, he found a way of marrying stone skimming and classroom activities.
Skimming is such a big concern that Gray Taylor, executive director of Conexxus, a nonprofit, member-driven technology organization, has called skimming one of the convenience and fuel retailing industry's two biggest concerns and "something that must be fixed.
An analysis of overall skimming statistics also suggests that skimming attacks are increasing across the globe.
Superintendent Edgardo Tinio, chief of the Quezon City Police District, said Dobromir Rusev Iliev, a resident of Malate, Manila, was nabbed by QCPD operatives in the act of retrieving a skimming device at the Bank of Commerce located along Scout Lascano st.
Skimming devices at credit union ATMs are an ongoing threat.
According to the firm, this device prevents all known forms of skimming the most prevalent type of ATM crime as well as other forms of ATM fraud.
Never mind skimming, if you see how lax customers are with their PIN and card itself, you would wonder why there aren't more cases of card fraud on our island
and abroad that used skimming devices at ATMs to steal consumer information at several locations in the Baltimore area, including Harford County.
Skimming is the practice of illicitly obtaining details of an account, including pin numbers, in order to defraud.
A picture of a skimming machine is on the Today FM website.