640 – Finger Idioms

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Do you have itchy fingers? Do you have your finger on the pulse of pop music? Have you let an opportunity slip through your fingers because you have a finger in too many pies? Or maybe you’re a butterfingers…Let’s study together.

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  • I haven’t traveled since the pandemic started, so I really have itchy fingers to take a vacation.
  • A new pizza shop opened in my neighborhood two weeks ago. I’ve got itchy fingers to check it out.
  • My friend Ed is a musician and always has his finger on the pulse of today’s popular musicians.
  • In business, an effective marketing manager will have their finger on the pulse of the hottest social media.
  • I waited too long to make a decision on buying that car and it slipped through my fingers. Now I have to start car shopping again. 
  • Listen to me Jack. Don’t wait too long to ask that girl for a date. If you do, she’ll slip through your fingers and go out with another guy. 
  • I totally forgot about my appointment with Mr. Ozbourne. I guess I have my finger in too many pies.
  • The reason you keep making mistakes on the job,  is because you have your finger in too many pies. You should hire someone to help you.
  • Can you please hold the hammer more tightly? You’re such a butterfingers.
  • Oh! Don’t let me carry the wine glasses – I’m a butterfingers.  
  • At the cocktail party, they served several kinds of wine and a lot of finger food
  • When we plan the menu for our picnic, we should think about what kind of finger food we can bring. 

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