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Put your finger on it


Explain or discover something. Understand a problem. Remember something forgotten. Try to identify something. ‘Put one’s finger’ suggests that your handsĀ  have been blindly searching and now you have found what you were looking for or needed to know.

“I don’t know why my mom was always sad, but maybe you put your finger on it when you said it was because my dad was always drinking.”

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