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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.