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lift a finger

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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English

Verb

to lift a finger

  1. (idiomatic) To make minimal effort; to help as little as possible.
    We do all the work, and they never lift a finger to help.

Usage notes

  • Most often used in the negative.

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