not\ to\ lift\ a\ finger

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."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • not to lift a finger — {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. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not to lift a finger — {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. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not lift a finger — To take no action • • • Main Entry: ↑finger * * * not lift a finger informal phrase to not help someone at all Thesaurus: to not help someonesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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) lift a finger —    Someone who does not lift a finger makes no effort to help or provide assistance when it is needed.     Many people saw the boy falling off his bike but not one of them lifted a finger …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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


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