stick to (one's) fingers

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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.
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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.
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stick to someone's fingers

(of money) be embezzled by a person. informal
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'Why it is important for you to use running water and soap after defecation is because faeces are oily and even when you use tissue paper or water to clean up, it will still stick to your fingers and it takes running water, soap or ash to take it out.
Divide up into about eight small bits using a little flour on your hands so the dough doesn't stick to your fingers and roll up to form small balls.
You are looking for a texture where the dough is moist but does not stick to your fingers, so add water or flour until it is just right.
Moreover, the coarse flakes don't stick to your fingers, allowing for better control when you want just a pinch.