Flip Someone Off

Also: Flip someone the bird Give someone the finger Give someone the bird Give someone the one-finger salute Meaning of Idiom ‘Flip Someone Off’ To flip someone off means to hold up one’s hand with the palm facing towards you and with the fist closed, raise the middle finger. The general meaning is meant to … Read more

Put Your Finger On Something

Meaning of Idiom ‘Put Your (or one’s) Finger On Something’ To put one’s finger on something is to be able to understand something or know the reason for it; to describe something; to identify something. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of … Read more

Green Thumb (have a)

Also: Green Fingers (UK) Meaning of Idiom ‘Green Thumb’ To have a green thumb means to have a special skill for gardening and the ability to make plants grow well. Usage While the UK version, green fingers is plural, the American version tends to be used in the singular. However, green thumbs can be used without changing the meaning. As well, the … Read more

At Your Fingertips

Meaning of Idiom ‘At Your (or one’s) Fingertips’ When something is at your fingertips it is in a convenient place, is easy to find or is readily available or accessible; easy to get and to use immediately. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge … Read more