sticky-fingered


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sticky fingers

pl.n. Informal
A tendency to steal.

stick′y-fin′gered (-fĭng′gərd) adj.

sticky-fingered

or

sticky-handed

adj
informal given to thieving
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BY RYAN SMITH THE hunt was on last night for the sticky-fingered thieves who made off with gallons of glue from a play park.
Detectives from British Transport Police were today appealing for help tracing the sticky-fingered commuter, who struck at WH Smith at lunchtime on April 15.
STICKY-fingered toddlers cooked up a storm to celebrate National Cupcake week.