put the finger on

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put the finger on (so) definition

  1. tv.
    to identify someone (for someone else, such as the police). (Underworld.) : Tyrone put the finger on the killer, then got out of town fast.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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