August 06, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
lift a finger /ˈlɪft ə ˈfɪŋgɚ/ idiom
lift a finger
/ˈlɪft ə ˈfɪŋgɚ/
idiom
The man refuses to lift a finger to help clean.
The man refuses to lift a finger to help clean.
Learner's definition of LIFT A FINGER

: to make an effort to do something — usually used in negative statements

  • I have so many chores to do, and my sister won't lift a finger to help me.

  • He never lifted a finger to try to improve his failing grades.

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