light-fingered light-fingered

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets

Usage(s):

  1. This Victor recording provided the light-fingered New Friends of Rhythm with one of its most successful jam sessions to date.
  2. Don Siegel, who makes diamond-hard action movies, has always wanted to direct an elegant, light-fingered comedy like the Grant-Kelly To Catch a Thief.

News

  1. Ex-deputy sentenced for stealing while evicting tenants

    A light-fingered Cook County Sheriff's deputy who stole from poor tenants he was evicting was sentenced to a month behind bars Thursday.
    on August 30, 2013     Source: FOX News Chicago

  2. Ex-deputy gets one month sentence for stealing while evicting tenants

    A light-fingered Cook County Sheriff’s deputy who stole from poor tenants he was evicting was sentenced to a month behind bars Thursday by a judge who told him he was “lucky” he wouldn’t do more time. Sam Spino, 36, did “a terrible thing” when he targeted “people who have quite enough troubles in life,” Judge James Zagel said. The former deputy was dogged for six years with allegations of ...
    on August 30, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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