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.
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.

stick to someone's fingers

(of money) be embezzled by a person. informal
See also: finger, stick, to
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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.