English version

lay a hand/finger on somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlay a hand/finger on somebodylay a hand/finger on somebody[usually in negatives] to touch someone with the intention of hurting them I swear I didn’t lay a finger on him. If you lay one hand on me, I’ll scream. lay
Examples from the Corpus
lay a hand/finger on somebodyHe wouldn't dare lay a finger on any of us.The odds are that the young man would not have laid a finger on her, but what if ...?If she laid a hand on him, what could he do besides run for it?I lay a hand on his chest and felt him breathe, mile after mile through the Kentucky night.I laid a hand on his hair.Some one laid a hand on me.Stuyvesant responded by laying hands on To bias Feake, who delivered the document, arresting and eventually banishing him.
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