Definition of sticky fingers in English:

sticky fingers

phrase

informal
  • A propensity to steal.

    • ‘Oh, I enjoying firing people when I catch them with sticky fingers, stealing.’
    • ‘And I think most Americans don't want politicians' sticky fingers going through their tax returns.’
    • ‘And we have had a spot of bother with sticky fingers as well.’
    • ‘Call me paranoid but I see the long sticky fingers of our State Department at work here.’
    • ‘A solid bike lock is also a good idea to help prevent someone with sticky fingers from leaving with your ride.’
    • ‘This is especially surprising in such a wealthy county - sticky fingers perhaps, somewhere?’
    • ‘Who knows what really happened in that hotel where they are being accused of getting a major case of sticky fingers around a vending machine.’
    • ‘Well actually, I don't think my cousin Albert would have been fine even if he didn't develop those sticky fingers - he never stayed with one job or woman very long.’
    • ‘Caught with sticky fingers Bob dismissed the sum as pocket change and handed it back.’
    • ‘I suspect sticky fingers were responsible for the ones that didn't arrive.’