long finger


noun
  1. put something on the long finger Irish to postpone something for a long time

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How to use long finger in a sentence

  • In this book, a crime and its city, haunted by the long finger of history, are too.

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  • It was from the church over in the town,—the big white church with the long finger pointing at the sky.

    Seven O'Clock Stories | Robert Gordon Anderson
  • He swung around to point a long finger at the fat man sitting there.

    Meeting of the Board | Alan Edward Nourse
  • And when at length there was a movement in the house which told of the servants awakening, he pushed the bell with a long finger.

    Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
  • His long finger nails were buried in the yellow flesh of his palms.

    Gabriel Conroy | Bert Harte
  • Why, unless it is Davy Jones himself, tapping with his long finger-nails, a-telling us as how we've been too long already here.

    Varney the Vampire | Thomas Preskett Prest