lift a finger

Definition of lift a finger

  1. :  to make an effort to do something —usually used in negative statements I have so many chores to do, and my sister won't lift a finger to help me. He never lifted a finger to try to improve his failing grades.

Word by Word Definitions

liftplay
  1. :  heavens, sky

  1. :  to raise from a lower to a higher position :  elevate

    :  to raise in rank or condition

    :  to raise in rate or amount

  1. :  the amount that may be lifted at one time :  load

    :  the action or an instance of lifting

    :  the action or an instance of rising

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


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