have/keep/put one's finger on the pulse of

Definition of have/keep/put one's finger on the pulse of

  1. :  to be aware of the latest things that are happening in (a certain industry, area, etc.) He claims that he has his finger on the pulse of the computer industry.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

fingerplay
  1. :  any of the five terminating members of the hand :  a digit of the forelimb

    :  one other than the thumb

    :  something that resembles a finger

  1. :  to touch or feel with the fingers

    :  to play (a musical instrument) with the fingers

    :  to play (notes, chords, etc.) with a specific fingering

pulseplay
  1. :  the edible seeds of various crops (such as peas, beans, or lentils) of the legume family

    :  a plant yielding pulse

  1. :  the regular expansion of an artery caused by the ejection of blood into the arterial system by the contractions of the heart

    :  the palpable beat resulting from such pulse as detected in a superficial artery

    :  the number of individual beats in a specified time period (such as one minute)

  1. :  to exhibit a pulse or pulsation :  throb

    :  to drive by or as if by a pulsation

    :  to cause to pulsate


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