Origin of sticky fingers
OTHER WORDS FROM sticky fingersstick·y-fin·gered [stik-ee-fing-gerd], /ˈstɪk iˈfɪŋ gərd/, adjective
Words nearby sticky fingers
How to use sticky fingers in a sentence
We haven't had any real fan reaction yet, but our collective fingers are crossed.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But his fingers moved through her silky strands of hair, and then down her neck.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“The dress is just fishnet and crystals and a couple fingers crossed,” Selman told Style.com of the dress.
With senility's fingers at his throat, it was clear that no more movies were going to be made.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Paddle8 already has a “sticky collector base who are addicted to the site,” he says.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
The fingers of all the clocks in the house were revolving with the most extraordinary rapidity--she was helpless.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Lamb with shaking fingers places the required amount in front of him.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Now and then he touched one with his long and sallow fingers, lifted its cover, then let it drop mechanically.
She was putting her papers tidy again with calm fingers, while his own were almost cramped with the energy of suppressed desire.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Other Idioms and Phrases with sticky fingers
A propensity to steal, as in You'd better not leave any cash around; she's known for her sticky fingers. This metaphor makes it seem as if valuables adhere naturally to a thief's fingers. [Colloquial; late 1800s]