inside job

noun

: done by or with the help of someone in a position within an organization or group
No one knows who robbed the bank, but the police suspect that it may have been an inside job.

Examples of inside job in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His security guards were largely absent or put up little or no resistance, which raised suspicions that the assassination had been an inside job. Frances Robles, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2024 Ramaswamy is seen holding his son, invoking conspiracy theories and claims that the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol was an inside job. Makena Kelly, WIRED, 16 Jan. 2024 Jim Axelrod: So everything for you pointed to inside job? Jim Axelrod, CBS News, 13 Jan. 2024 This time, the Republican presidential candidate insists that 9/11 was an inside job. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 22 Aug. 2023 The speed and detailed execution of this theft has some, like Atkinson, suspecting this was an inside job. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 7 Apr. 2023

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“Inside job.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inside%20job. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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