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?
Definition of with one's hand in the cookie jar in:
- The US English dictionary