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put the finger on someone

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put the finger on someone

verb phrase

  1. To locate and identify a victim; finger
  2. To provide evidence leading to the arrest of a criminal; betray a criminal to the police: He put the finger on my husband (1926+ Underworld)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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