not lift a finger (to do something)

not lift a finger (to do something)
not lift/raise a finger/hand (to do sth) idiom
(informal) to do nothing to help sb

The children never lift a finger to help around the house.

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  • not lift a finger — (not) lift a finger to not help someone to do something, usually because you are lazy. He spends all day stretched out on the sofa and never lifts a finger to help. (usually + to do something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not raise a finger (to do something) — not lift/raise a finger/hand (to do sth) idiom (informal) to do nothing to help sb • The children never lift a finger to help around the house. Main entry: ↑liftidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not lift a hand (to do something) — not lift/raise a finger/hand (to do sth) idiom (informal) to do nothing to help sb • The children never lift a finger to help around the house. Main entry: ↑liftidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lift a finger — (not) lift a finger to not help someone to do something, usually because you are lazy. He spends all day stretched out on the sofa and never lifts a finger to help. (usually + to do something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not raise a hand (to do something) — not lift/raise a finger/hand (to do sth) idiom (informal) to do nothing to help sb • The children never lift a finger to help around the house. Main entry: ↑liftidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lift\ a\ finger — • lift a finger • lift a hand • raise a hand v. phr. 1. To do something; do your share; to help. Usually used in the negative. We all worked hard except Joe. He wouldn t lift a finger. The king did not lift a hand when his people were hungry.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lift a finger — or[lift a hand] also[raise a hand] {v. phr.} 1. To do something; do your share; to help. Usually used in the negative. * /We all worked hard except Joe. He wouldn t lift a finger./ * /The king did not lift a hand when his people were hungry./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lift a finger — or[lift a hand] also[raise a hand] {v. phr.} 1. To do something; do your share; to help. Usually used in the negative. * /We all worked hard except Joe. He wouldn t lift a finger./ * /The king did not lift a hand when his people were hungry./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lift — lift1 W2S2 [lıft] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move something upwards)¦ 2¦(part of the body)¦ 3¦(controls/laws)¦ 4¦(by plane)¦ 5 not lift a finger (to do something) 6 lift somebody s spirits 7¦(clouds/mist)¦ 8¦(sad feelings)¦ 9¦(use somebody s ideas/words)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • finger — [[t]fɪ̱ŋgə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ fingers, fingering, fingered 1) N COUNT Your fingers are the four long thin parts at the end of each hand. → See also light fingered She suddenly held up a small, bony finger and pointed across the room... She ran her… …   English dictionary

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