catch someone with their hand in the cookie jar

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catch someone with one's hand in the cookie jar (third-person singular simple present catches someone with one's hand in the cookie jar, present participle catching someone with one's hand in the cookie jar, simple past and past participle caught someone with one's hand in the cookie jar)

  1. (idiomatic) To catch someone taking something that he or she is not entitled to.

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