light-fingered love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having quick and nimble fingers.
  • adjective Skilled at or given to petty thievery.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Light in touch with the fingers, as in playing the piano.
  • Dexterous in touching and taking; thievish; addicted to petty thefts: applied particularly to pickpockets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Dexterous in taking and conveying away; thievish; pilfering; addicted to petty thefts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Given to thievery. Given to shoplifting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets

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