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Topic: TRADE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: tylle

till

2 noun
     
till2 [countable]
1 British EnglishBBT a machine used in shops, restaurants etc for calculating the amount you have to pay, and for storing the money [= cash register American English]
2

in the till

American English money in the till is money that a company or organization has:
You keep as much money as you need in the till to run your operations.
3

have your hands/fingers in the till

to steal money from the place where you work
be caught with your hands/fingers in the till (=to be caught stealing from your employer)
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