Idioms about thumb
- to put one's thumb to one's nose and extend the fingers as a crudely defiant or contemptuous gesture.
- to express defiance or contempt; dismiss or reject contemptuously.
Origin of thumb
OTHER WORDS FROM thumbthumbless, adjectivethumblike, adjective
How to use thumb in a sentence
By September, he was flashing a thumbs-up to assembled fans as he walked into court in a Barcelona suburb.
And I just saw him as I was leaving and gave him the thumbs-up and he mouthed, “Thank you,” and that was it.Kevin Smith's Marijuanaissance: On 'Tusk,' 'Falling Out' with Ben Affleck, and 20 Years of 'Clerks'|Marlow Stern|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His comical antics come to an end once the guard retreats to his box after giving his fellow guardsman a thumbs-up.Hunt To Identify Pirouetting 'Bearskin' Guardsman Who Shamed Army|Tom Sykes|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We cannot dither, we cannot just twiddle our thumbs, or wait and see.After Steven Sotloff Murder, Congress Demands a Vote on Obama’s ISIS War|Josh Rogin|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ebert gave James the proverbial two thumbs up, and the project was a go.‘Life Itself’: A Fitting, Heartrending Tribute to Cinema’s Great Appreciator Roger Ebert|Marlow Stern|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This broad end is played with the thumbs, the instrument being held with both hands.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Ward sat back in his swivel chair, hooked his thumbs into the arm holes of his vest and beamed.
I have seen a man hung up to a beam by his thumbs because he would not give up money which perhaps he did not possess.
I have seen more alligators than you can count fingers and thumbs on your little dimpled hands.
This was lucky, for a man may get along with damaged thumbs, but it would have been hard to travel with crippled legs!
British Dictionary definitions for thumb
Derived forms of thumbthumbless, adjectivethumblike, adjective
Word Origin for thumb
Medical definitions for thumb
Other Idioms and Phrases with thumb
In addition to the idioms beginning with thumb
- thumb a ride
- thumb one's nose
- thumbs up
- all thumbs
- green thumb
- rule of thumb
- stick out (like a sore thumb)
- twiddle one's thumbs
- under someone's thumb