inside job

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inside job (plural inside jobs)

  1. (idiomatic) A crime or other illicit action committed by or with the help of someone either employed by the victim or entrusted with access to the victim's affairs and premises.
    • 1921, Louis Joseph Vance, Alias The Lone Wolf, ch. 10,
      It seems to me it must have been what the police at home call "an inside job"; because whoever it was apparently knew the combination of the safe.