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fickle finger of fate, the

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fickle finger of fate, the

noun phrase

The dire and unpredictable aspect of destiny: It wasn't anything she specially deserved, just the fickle finger of fate at work

[1940s+; regarding finger as both a pointer and a violator of the body]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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