caught with your hand in the cookie jar

Caught with your hand in the cookie jar
(USA) If someone is caught with his or her hand in the cookie jar, he or she is caught doing something wrong.

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  • caught with your hand in the cookie jar — (USA)    If someone is caught with his or her hand in the cookie jar, he or she is caught doing something wrong.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • be caught with your hand in the cookie jar — american phrase to be caught while you are doing something dishonest Thesaurus: to do something dishonestsynonym Main entry: cookie jar …   Useful english dictionary

  • get caught with your hand in the cookie jar — get caught/found with your hand in the ˈcookie jar idiom (informal) to be discovered when doing sth that is illegal or dishonest Main entry: ↑cookie jaridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be caught with your hand in the cookie jar — American to be caught while you are doing something dishonest …   English dictionary

  • get found with your hand in the cookie jar — get caught/found with your hand in the ˈcookie jar idiom (informal) to be discovered when doing sth that is illegal or dishonest Main entry: ↑cookie jaridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • cookie jar — cookie ,jar noun count a container used for storing COOKIES be caught with your hand in the cookie jar AMERICAN to be caught while you are doing something dishonest …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cookie jar — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cookie jar : singular cookie jar plural cookie jars mainly American a container used for storing cookies • be caught with your hand in the cookie jar …   English dictionary

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