Finger Idioms

Step 1

Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Listen to the dialogue for better understanding and pronunciation.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Tatiana:Hey! What are you doing?
Natalia:I’m just trying to figure out how to rearrange the office.
Tatiana:Why? What’s wrong with it?
Natalia:I don’t know. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it’s just too cluttered.
Tatiana:Yes, I see that.
Natalia:The problem is that nobody wants to lift a finger around here to help keep it organized.
Tatiana:Hey, don’t wag your finger at me. I do more than my share around here!
Natalia:I don’t mean to point a finger at anyone. I’m just saying we all need to work together to keep it looking nice.
Tatiana:Well, you are sure right about that.
Natalia:Why don’t we just get it organized ourselves and then have a meeting to discuss how we are going to keep it clean and neat in the future?
Tatiana:Sounds good! We have to work together on this. We can’t just cross our fingers and hope somehow it stays presentable.
Natalia:No kidding!

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