stick to fingers

stick to (one's) fingers

Of money, to be embezzled or stolen. It turned out that nearly three million dollars had been sticking to his fingers by the time he resigned from the charity.
See also: finger, stick, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stick to someone's fingers

Fig. to remain in someone's possession; to be stolen by someone. Other people's watches tend to stick to Max's fingers. Watch that clerk. Your change tends to stick to his fingers.
See also: finger, stick, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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