lay a finger on

lay a finger on
phrasal
: to touch or meddle with however lightly : do the least violence to

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lay a finger on
informal : to touch or hit (someone)
— usually used in negative statements

I don't know what he's complaining about. I never laid a finger on him.

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Main Entry:finger

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lay a finger on — (someone/something) to touch or harm someone or something. Honestly, I never laid a finger on him, he just fell over. (usually negative) If you so much as lay a finger on my sister, I ll break your arm! …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay a finger on — (someone) to touch someone as a threat of hurting them. If you so much as lay a finger on my sister, I ll break your arm! …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay a finger on — ► lay a finger on touch (someone), especially with the intention of harming them. Main Entry: ↑finger …   English terms dictionary

  • lay a finger on — {v. phr.} To touch or bother, even a little. Used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences. * /Don t you dare lay a finger on the vase!/ * /Suppose Billy fakes his brother with him; wilt the mean, tough boy down the street dare lay a …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay a finger on — {v. phr.} To touch or bother, even a little. Used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences. * /Don t you dare lay a finger on the vase!/ * /Suppose Billy fakes his brother with him; wilt the mean, tough boy down the street dare lay a …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay\ a\ finger\ on — v. phr. To touch or bother, even a little. Used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences. Don t you dare lay a finger on the vase! Suppose Billy fakes his brother with him; wilt the mean, tough boy down the street dare lay a finger… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lay a finger on — verb a) To merely touch b) If you lay a finger on my little brother, Ill have your guts for garters …   Wiktionary

  • lay a finger on someone — lay a finger on (someone/something) to touch or harm someone or something. Honestly, I never laid a finger on him, he just fell over. (usually negative) If you so much as lay a finger on my sister, I ll break your arm! …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay a finger on something — lay a finger on (someone/something) to touch or harm someone or something. Honestly, I never laid a finger on him, he just fell over. (usually negative) If you so much as lay a finger on my sister, I ll break your arm! …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay a finger on somebody — lay a ˈfinger on sb idiom (usually used in negative sentences) to touch sb with the intention of hurting them physically • I never laid a finger on her. • If you lay a finger on me, I ll call the police. Main entry: ↑finger …   Useful english dictionary

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