Definition of sticky-fingered in English:

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sticky-fingered

adjective

informal
Given to stealing: a sticky-fingered con artist
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  • Marketers, politicians and other short-sighted, self-interested, sticky-fingered people have been stealing our words.
  • Staff routinely had to be dispatched to the sticky-fingered star's dressing room in order to recover the pilfered booty.
  • Somebody needs to track where all the money is going - and God knows we can't trust the sticky-fingered bureaucrats at the United Nations to do it honestly.
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