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  • snap one's fingers — verb to creat a cracking or clicking sound with one’s fingers by building tension between the thumb and another finger (middle, index, or ring) and then moving that finger forcefully downward so it hits the thenar eminence of the same hand at a… …   Wiktionary

  • snap one's fingers — To make a short loud clicking sound with the middle finger and thumb, usu to attract attention or show defiance, contempt, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑finger snap one s fingers To flick a finger and thumb together with a sharp noise, usu to attract… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snap one's fingers at — phrasal : to give no heed to : treat with contempt or unconcern …   Useful english dictionary

  • have one's fingers in the till — have (or with) one s fingers (or hand) in the till used in reference to theft from one s place of work he was caught with his hand in the till and sacked …   Useful english dictionary

  • To burn one's fingers — Finger Fin ger (f[i^][ng] g[ e]r), n. [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.] 1. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To have at one's fingers' ends — Finger Fin ger (f[i^][ng] g[ e]r), n. [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.] 1. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To burn one's fingers — Burn Burn (b[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burned} (b[^u]rnd) or {Burnt} (b[^u]rnt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Burning}.] [OE. bernen, brennen, v. t., early confused with beornen, birnen, v. i., AS. b[ae]rnan, bernan, v. t., birnan, v. i.; akin to OS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • One Night Genius — Format Reality quiz show Country of origin  United States Language(s) …   Wikipedia

  • fingers are all thumbs, one's —  One is clumsy with one s hands …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Fingers, six — The presence of an extra finger, a very common congenital malformation (birth defect). This condition is called hexadactyly. The word hexadactyly literally means six digits. In medical usage, hexadactyly does not specify whether the six digits… …   Medical dictionary

  • fingers were made before forks — Commonly used as a polite excuse for eating with one’s hands at table. 1567 Loseley MSS (1836) 212 As God made hands before knives, So God send a good lot to the cutler’s wives. 1738 SWIFT Polite Conversation ii. 136 (Colonel takes them [some… …   Proverbs new dictionary

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