Definition of cookie jar in English:

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cookie jar



North American
A jar for biscuits or small cakes.
Example sentences
  • There were always Oreos (my uncle's favorite) in the mouse-shaped cookie jar (which I now have).
  • But, who's about to steal the cookies from your cookie jar?
  • We didn't know what to get you, so we just got you a cookie jar.


with one's hand in the cookie jar

North American Engaged in surreptitious theft from one’s employer: they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar
More example sentences
  • Abuse would require a wider circle of cooperation, and so increase the likelihood that an overzealous agent would be caught with his hand in the cookie jar by a supervisor.
  • When was the last time a politician shocked us for reasons other than being caught with his pants down or his hand in the public cookie jar?
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