1. (orig. UK Und.) to work as a thief; thus tea-leafing n.
|Illus. Police News 30 June 2/5: ‘We can do a bit of tea-leaving’ (which he understood to be a slang term for stealing).|
|Hooligan Nights 14: He could do more than his share at tea-leafing.|
|Guntz 21: I didn’t like the sound of this little bit of tealeafing.|
|Big Huey 180: Tealeafing is just about the worst thing you can do in a jail [...] A tealeaf is just a cunt in my eyes.|
|Vinnie Got Blown Away 163: ‘I never minded a bit of tea-leafing,’ she goes, ‘you got to expect it off kids.’.|
|Pete’s Aussie Sl. Home Page [Internet] tea leafing: thieving.|
2. to rob.
|Layer Cake 116: We never tea-leafed the cunts.|