lift a finger

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Definition of lift a finger

: to make an effort to do something usually used in negative statementsI 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.

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“Lift a finger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lift%20a%20finger. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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