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with one's hand in the till

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with one's hand in the till

adverb phrase

With no possibility of escape or evasion; in flagrante delicto; dead to rights: Most people think all members of Congress have their hands in the till. Last week's indictment of Rostenkowski simply confirms it/ I got caught with my hand in the cookie jar

[1970s+; fr the situation of a thief caught with his hand in the money-box or cash register]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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