One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used in reference to theft from one's place of work.‘he was caught with his hand in the till and sacked’
steal, thieve, rob one's employer, help oneself, embezzle, misappropriate fundsView synonyms
- ‘Similarly, recent years have seen Belgian politicians snared with their fingers in the till.’
- ‘A bar worker at a the hotel was caught with his fingers in the till after management set up a covert surveillance system.’
- ‘He has, in effect, been caught with his hand in the till.’
- ‘A fish restaurant manageress falsely accused her employer of tax fraud when she was caught with her hand in the till, York Crown Court heard.’
- ‘He ran a bank in Jordan in the 1980s, but had to flee Amman in 1989 when he allegedly was caught with his hand in the till.’
- ‘Of course, then he was caught with his hand in the till.’
- ‘Now his successor has been caught with his fingers in the till.’
- ‘Instances abound of corrupt politicians, caught beyond a shadow of doubt with their hand in the till, comfortably re-elected in the very next election.’
- ‘That poor bloke has been caught with his hand in the till over his EU expenses.’
- ‘He got caught with his hand in the till so to speak.’
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