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part of your hand
one of the four long thin parts on your hand, not including your thumb
The woman had a ring on her finger, so I assumed she was married.
We ate with our fingers.
run your fingers through/over/along etc something
She ran her fingers through his hair.
cross your fingers
to hope that something will happen the way you want
that she's going to be OK.
to secretly put one finger over another finger, because you are telling a lie - done especially by children
'He's nice,' said Laura, crossing her fingers under the table.
not lift/raise a finger
to not make any effort to help someone with their work
I do all the work around the house - Frank never lifts a finger.
put your finger on something
to know or be able to explain exactly what is wrong, different, or unusual about a situation
There was something about the man that worried Wycliffe, but he couldn't put his finger on it.
not lay a finger on somebody
to not hurt someone at all, especially not to hit them
If you so much as lay a finger on me, I'll call the police!
have/keep your finger on the pulse (of something)
to always know about the most recent changes or developments in a particular situation or activity
people with their finger on the pulse of fashion and pop culture
have a finger in every pie/ in many pies
to be involved in many activities and to have influence over a lot of people, used especially when you think someone has too much influence
twist/wrap/wind somebody around your little finger
to be able to persuade someone to do anything that you want
Ed could wrap his mother around his little finger.
the finger of blame/suspicion
finger of suspicion
of a glove
the part of a
that covers your finger
shaped like a finger
anything that is long and thin, like the shape of a finger, especially a piece of land, an area of water, or a piece of food
the long finger of Chile
pull/get your finger out
used to tell someone to work harder
put two fingers up at somebody
to show someone you are angry with them in a very offensive way by holding up your first two fingers with the back of your hand facing them
give somebody the finger
to show someone you are angry with them in a very offensive way by holding up your middle finger with the back of your hand facing them
be all fingers and thumbs
to use your hands in an awkward or careless way, so that you drop or break things
having long fingers, slim fingers etc
lovely long-fingered hands
an amount of an alcoholic drink that is as high in the glass as the width of someone's finger
two fingers of whiskey
; ➔ have your hands/fingers in the till
; ➔ count something on the fingers of one hand
; ➔ have green fingers
; ➔ burn your fingers/get your fingers burnt
; ➔ point the/a finger at somebody
; ➔ let something slip through your fingers
; ➔ snap your fingers
; ➔ have sticky fingers
; ➔ work your fingers to the bone
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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