Sticking to your 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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It is far better that the scone mixture is on the wet side, sticking to your fingers
, as the scones will rise better.
Rub about a teaspoon of margarine onto your hands to keep the dough from sticking to your fingers
. Roll each piece of dough into a ball.