stick to someone's 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

stick to someone's fingers

(of money) be embezzled by a person. informal
See also: finger, stick
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What worries me is if we get more Conservative MPs in Wales we will see powers taken away and money we were promised will stick to someone's fingers in Westminster.