Idiom Academy | Expressions which use the word “finger”

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In this episode of The A to Z English Podcast, Xochitl and Jack give you three expressions which use the word “finger.”


Definition: This term is used to describe someone who is clumsy, especially with their hands, often dropping things or failing to catch something.

Example Usage: “He missed the easy catch during the game because he has butterfingers.”

Finger Food:

Definition: This refers to small pieces of food that are meant to be eaten with the fingers, without the need for utensils.

Example Usage: “At the party, they served a variety of finger foods like sliders, chicken wings, and mini quiches.”

Finger a Criminal:

Definition: This slang term means to identify or inform on a criminal, often to the police or authorities. It involves pointing out or naming someone as the perpetrator of a crime.

Example Usage: “The witness agreed to finger the criminal in exchange for a reduced sentence.”

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