Meaning of tickle the peter in English:

tickle the peter


informal Australian, New Zealand
  • Steal or embezzle, especially by recording false amounts on a cash register.

    • ‘he tickled the peter of a West End company’
    • ‘He was so utterly rapt in the man that he would tickle the peter for him without compunction.’
    • ‘It didn't matter what we took, half of it was ours—we just tickled the peter.’
    • ‘I'm a lurker and cheater, I've tickled the peter.’
    • ‘One or two of them have tickled the peter and skedaddled out of the country.’
    • ‘I wasn't a broken-down jockey, or a book-keeper who'd done a stretch for tickling the peter, like the others.’