Stick to someone's fingers - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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.
stick to someone's fingers (of money) be embezzled by a person. informal
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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