put the finger on
phrasal to inform on <
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • put the finger on — (someone) very informal to tell someone in authority, especially the police, that someone has committed a crime. If Big Joe finds out you put the finger on him, you won t live long enough to spend the reward money …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the finger on — ► put the finger on informal inform on. Main Entry: ↑finger …   English terms dictionary

  • put the finger on — phrasal : to point out or identify to the police or other authorities : inform on put the finger on the other members of the gang * * * put the finger on (informal) To identify as a guilty person • • • Main Entry: ↑finger …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the finger on — informal inform on. → finger …   English new terms dictionary

  • put the finger on — identify, point at …   English contemporary dictionary

  • put the finger on —    see finger1 …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • put the finger on someone — put the finger on (someone) very informal to tell someone in authority, especially the police, that someone has committed a crime. If Big Joe finds out you put the finger on him, you won t live long enough to spend the reward money …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the finger on someone — tv. to identify someone (for someone else, such as the police). (Underworld.) □ The old lady put the finger on the punk who mugged her. □ Tyrone put the finger on the killer, then got out of town fast …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put your finger on — to find out the exact nature of (something) : ↑identify I feel that something is wrong but I can t quite put my finger on the problem. • • • Main Entry: ↑finger …   Useful english dictionary

  • put (your) finger on (something) — to discover the exact reason why a situation is the way it is, especially when something is wrong. I know there s something wrong, but I can t put my finger on exactly what it is. (often negative) I think you ve just put your finger on the… …   New idioms dictionary

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