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long finger

(Irish) put something on the long finger, to postpone something for a long time
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  • He extended his long finger and thumb toward her, with a guinea temptingly displayed.

  • It threw a long finger of light on the gate posts of a corral.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • And the money-lender shook his long finger into the faces of the boys.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals Edward Stratemeyer
  • He swung around to point a long finger at the fat man sitting there.

    Meeting of the Board Alan Edward Nourse
  • It was a long finger, with a very protuberant knuckle-bone, but no sign of a nail.

    Byways of Ghost-Land Elliott O'Donnell
  • These appear to have been attached all along the arm and to the end of the long finger.

    Extinct Monsters H. N. Hutchinson
  • If he but pointed his long finger at a man or woman, it was death to the victim.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • Then he leaned over the stall and reached out a long finger.

    Mr. Achilles Jennette Lee
  • The pioneer, who had by this time become somewhat interested in the proceedings, pointed his long finger toward the rifle.

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