not raise a finger (to do something)

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.

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  • 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. 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

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