[Phrases] Interesting Idioms With Fingers!

Hey guys! How is it going? Let’s check the answers to the last episode:

1. C
2. B
3. C

Today we will talk about some commonly used idioms with fingers. Here we go!

1. Put one’s finger on

= to discover the exact reason why a situation is the way it is, especially when something is wrong.

This shirt looks weird, I can’t put my finger on it, but something is terribly wrong.

2. Rule of thumb

= a rough and practical approach based on experience, rather than a scientific or precise one based on theory.

If you’re studying a foreign language, a rule of thumb is, that you’re supposed to speak with it every day.

3. Cross one’s fingers

=to hope that things will happen in the way you want.

I cross my fingers, hoping the weather would be good this weekend.

4. Have/keep one’s finger on the pulse

=to be familiar with the most recent changes or improvements.

In order to be professional, you need to keep your finger on the pulse.

5. Give somebody the finger

=to display the middle finger upright as a sign of derision.

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In the TV sitcom Friends, Ross, one of the leading actors, creates another way of giving the finger. It is really rude to give someone the finger, we should know what it means, but we’re not supposed to do that. 

 

Practice:

Fill in the blanks with the words below:

put one’s finger on;   rule of thumb;   cross one’s fingers;

have one’s finger on the pulse;   give somebody the finger

1. As _______, the ice on the lake should be at least two inches thick to support one person.

2. She has her exam this morning so she ___________.

3. There’s something weird about him, but I can’t ____________ it.

4. He always ________________, which makes him a professor.

5. It’s so impolite to _____________!

 

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32 Comments

  • 1. Rule of thumb
    2. Cross one’s finger
    3. Put one’s finger on
    4. Have one’s finger on the pulse
    5. Give somebody the finger

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  • 1.cross one’s fingers
    2..rule of thumb;
    3.puts one’s finger on.
    4.have one’s finger on the pulse
    5.give somebody the finger.

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  • 1.-Rule the thumb
    2.-cross her fingers
    3.-put my finger on it
    4.-have his finger on the pulse
    5.- give the finger

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  • 1-rule of thumb
    2-cross one’s fingers
    3-put one’s finger on
    4-have one finger on the pulse
    5-gives somebody the finger

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  • 1 the role of thumb
    2 crosses her fingers
    3 put my finger on
    4 have his finger on the pulse
    5 to give some body the finger

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  • 1..Rule of thumb
    2..cross one’s fingers
    3..put one finger’s on
    4..rule of thumb
    5.. somebody the finger

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  • 1. Rule of thumb
    2.Cross her fingers
    3.Put finger on
    4.keep finger on pulse
    5.Give somebody the finger

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  • 1.have one’s finger on the pulse
    2.cross one’s finger
    3.put one’s finger on
    4.rule of thumb
    5.give somebody the finger

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  • 1. Rule of thumb
    2. Cross one’s fingers
    3. Put one’s finger on
    4. Have/keep one’s finger on the pulse
    5. Give somebody the finger

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  • 1-rule of thumb
    2-cross her fingers
    3-put my fingers on it
    4-have his finger on the pulses
    5-give somebody a finger

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  • 1. Rule of thumb.
    2. Cross her fingers.
    3. Put my finger on.
    4. have his finger on the pulse.
    5. Give sombody the finger.

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  • Rule of thumb
    Cross one’s finger
    Put my finger’s on
    Have one’s finger on the pulse
    Give somebody the finger

    Reply
  • 1.)cross ones finger on
    2.)rule of thumb
    3.)puts one’s finger on
    4.)have one’s finger on the pulse
    5.)give somebody the finger

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  • Rule of thumb
    Cross one’s fingers
    Put one’s finger on
    Have one’s finger on the pulse
    Give somebody the finger

    Reply
  • 4.keep one’s finger on the pulse
    3.put my finger
    2 .cross one’s finger
    1.rule of thumb
    5 .give somebody the finger

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  • 1. rule of thumb;
    2. cross one’s fingers;
    3. Put one’s finger on;
    4. have one’s finger on the pulse;
    5. give somebody the finger

    Reply
  • 1: rule of thumb
    2:cross her fingers
    3:put my finger on
    4:have his finger on the pulse
    5:give somebody the finger

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  • 1 rule of thumb
    2 cross one’s finger
    3 put one’s fingre on
    4 have one’s finger on the pulse
    5 give somebody the finger

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  • 1. As a rule of thumb
    2 crossed her fingers
    3 put my fingers on it
    4 has his fingers on the pulse
    5 give some body the finger

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  • Rule of thumb
    Crossing her fingers
    Put my fingers on
    Have his fingers on the pulse
    Give somebody the finger

    Reply
  • Rule thumb
    Cross one finger
    Put one finger
    Have one finger
    Give somebody

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  • It’s my humble request to you
    Please add picture while uploading the new idioms I can’t memorize the idioms without some visual sighting related to words

    All the finger idioms mixed badly……😬

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  • 1.rule if thumb
    2. Crossed her finger.
    3.put my fingers on
    4.have his finger on the pulse
    5.give somebody the finger.

    Reply
  • 1. Rule of thumb
    2she put her finger on the pulse .
    3put the my finger on
    4 give somebody the finger
    5cross one’s finger

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