- extending to the fingertips, as a coat, veil, etc.: a fingertip jacket.
- at one's fingertips,
- close at hand; easily or immediately available.
- at one's command or disposal, as recall of factual information: He has the answer at his fingertips.
- to one's fingertips, thoroughly; perfectly: She was a politician to her fingertips.
Origin of fingertip
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Examples from the Web for fingertips
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She clambered naked out a third-floor window and hung by her fingertips, intending to let herself drop into the bushes below.Cleveland Kidnapping, Anthony Sowell Case Linked by Indifferent Police
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"Like herself—alive to the fingertips," he thought, and then he propped it against the pier-glass.The Christian
Dennison dug at the plate with his fingertips, but it would not come off.Forever
The finest music, the greatest books and art, all at your fingertips.Cost of Living
So, may I request you to withdraw your ray-guns with two fingertips and put them on the floor?The Affair of the Brains
She ran to it, and by raising herself on her toes was able to reach the shutter with her fingertips.Victory
- the end joint or tip of a finger
- another term for fingerstall
- at one's fingertips readily available and within one's mental grasp
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Word Origin and History for fingertips
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The extreme end or tip of a finger.
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Idioms and Phrases with fingertips
see at one's fingertips.
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