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put one's finger on something

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put one's finger on something

verb phrase

To recall or specify a desired matter with precision; define exactly: I remember it, but can't quite put my finger on the outcome (1889+)


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