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a crime committed by or in collusion with a person or persons closely associated with the victim:
The robbery seemed an inside job, because there was no evidence of forced entry.
(informal) a crime committed with the assistance of someone associated with the victim, such as a person employed on the premises burgled

noun phrase

A robbery, stroke of espionage, etc, done by someone or with the aid of someone within the target organization: The cops think the hotel murder is an inside job (1908+)


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