not to lift a finger meaning

[American slang]
v. phr. To not help in the slightest degree. "My husband won't lift a finger to help me," she complained, "although we have 12 people coming for dinner."


  1. In deciding not to lift a finger, Bush ignored police chiefs who have been urging that the law be renewed.

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  6. not to mention meaning
  7. not to put too fine a point on it meaning
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