sticky fingers

noun

informal
: a tendency to steal things

Examples of sticky fingers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What if a guest’s baby wipes sticky fingers on the fabric? Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, 9 July 2024 This backpack has a streamlined design without any exterior front or top pockets and a U-shaped zipper along the top, which are both ideal when traipsing through a theme park and waiting in long lines, big crowds, and sticky fingers. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 27 Mar. 2024 Here are five more memorable cases of Oscars going AWOL: Frances McDormand Beware of sticky fingers. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2024 Of course, a crucial saving grace to crumbs and sticky fingers on the road is napkins or hand wipes. Charlie Hobbs, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Jan. 2024 She was already wanted in Alabama, the department said, when she was caught with sticky fingers at Lexi Loden and Brady Butler's wedding in Pontotoc County. Natalie Kainz, NBC News, 7 Oct. 2023 He's looked like a new man this summer, though, bullying defensive backs with his physicality and showing off his sticky fingers with diving and one-handed catches against single coverage. Usa Today Network, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2023 Serve with ranch or blue cheese for the full buffalo wing experience, but without the sticky fingers. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 3 Aug. 2023 Place a napkin at the bottom of each to help with sticky fingers and melted chocolate. Savanna Bous, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Mar. 2023

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“Sticky fingers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sticky%20fingers. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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