the finger of blame/suspicion

Definition of the finger of blame/suspicion

used with words such as point or direct to say that someone is being blamed or suspected
  • He was shocked to realize that the finger of suspicion was now pointed at him.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : something that resembles a finger

  3. : a part of a glove into which a finger is inserted

  1. : to touch or feel with the fingers

  2. : to play (a musical instrument) with the fingers

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

blame play
  1. : to find fault with : censure

  2. : to hold responsible

  3. : to place responsibility for

  1. : an expression of disapproval or reproach : censure

  2. : a state of being blameworthy : culpability

  3. : fault, sin

suspicion play
  1. : the act or an instance of suspecting something wrong without proof or on slight evidence : mistrust

  2. : a state of mental uneasiness and uncertainty : doubt

  3. : a barely detectable amount : trace

  1. : suspect


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