skim sb/sth off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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skim sb/sth off

phrasal verb with skim uk   us   /skɪm/ verb (-mm-)
to ​choose the ​bestpeople or things from a ​group: They're ​worried the new ​school will ​skim off the ​brighteststudents, ​leaving the ​publicschool to ​teach the ​problemkids. to ​secretly take ​money that is in ​yourcare or that ​belongs to an ​organization or ​business you ​work for : He got ​caughtskimming off ​funds from the ​charity.
(Definition of skim sb/sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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