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

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

: 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.

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“Have/keep/put one's finger on the pulse of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%2Fkeep%2Fput%20one%27s%20finger%20on%20the%20pulse%20of. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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