Sticking to his fingers - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
stick to someone's fingers (of money) be embezzled by a person. informal
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The boy had sworn and hit her with it because paper shapes were sticking to his fingers
. He was prone to losing his temper and banging his fists on tables.
He told the jury: "He is prone to outburts of temper and was becoming frustrated because paper was sticking to his fingers