lay a finger on

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Definition of lay a finger on

informal
: to touch or hit (someone) usually used in negative statements I don't know what he's complaining about. I never laid a finger on him.

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“Lay a finger on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%20a%20finger%20on. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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