sticky fingers

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sticky fingers (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) An inclination to steal.
    You'd better lock up your belongings before handing your keys to a valet; some of them have sticky fingers.
  2. (idiomatic) A petty thief or petty thieves.
    There are too many sticky fingers around for me to leave my purse unattended.

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