Meaning of cookie jar

cook'ie jar"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a jar or other container for storing cookies.
  2. such a container used for storing money.
  3. to take or attempt to take advantage of one's position by demanding or accepting favors or bribes: They suspected the mayor's assistant had his hand in the cookie jar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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