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putting one's finger on

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present participle of put one's finger on

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to find out or establish the identity of
  • He recognized the smell but couldn't quite put his finger on what it was.

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“Putting one's finger on.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/putting%20one%27s%20finger%20on. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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