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The smallest finger, at the outer end of the hand, farthest from the thumb.
- ‘It's sat on the little finger of my left hand for 23 years until it's worn a ridge into the skin.’
- ‘I have never seen a good golfer with a weak little finger on his left hand.’
- ‘He was missing a little finger on his right hand as a result from his fight with street gangs.’
- ‘The little finger of the right hand is the only whole finger she has, and she uses it eloquently.’
- ‘She didn't move a muscle, not even a twitch, except for the little finger on her left hand.’
- ‘This renowned ruggedness has been evident since he lost the little finger on his right hand in a woodchipper accident a month ago.’
- ‘He holds up his hand, the little finger and the forefinger extended.’
- ‘The little finger of my left hand is missing and - what's even worse - the three middle fingers of my right one are frozen.’
- ‘When I type at the computer my thumb and little fingers hurt.’
- ‘And he touched each of the men's foreheads with the little finger of his right hand.’
- ‘The hands may be broad with short fingers; the little finger may only have one joint instead of two and be slightly curved.’
- ‘Once there was a little girl with little hair and little fingers and she got eaten by the big bad wolf.’
- ‘There was a faint scar that sloped gently downwards from her index finger to her little finger.’
- ‘If you look at the little finger on my right hand, for example, you will see a thin, somewhat curved scar.’
- ‘The three middle fingers on each hand control the six fingerholes, and the thumbs and little fingers control keys that extend the bass range down to B.’
- ‘The burst of flash illuminates a mass of arms raised, index fingers and little fingers pointing skywards, in the time-honoured rock salute.’
- ‘Or if you're typing, and you think what your little finger of your left hand is doing, it'll disrupt.’
- ‘She brought her thumbs to her little fingers and made her hands as thin as possible.’
- ‘At one point when I cornered it under a chair in the living room, it bit me on the little finger of my right hand and drew blood.’
- ‘Similarly the tip of the middle, ring and little fingers of the top hand will be seen (when the gloves are not worn).’
twist (or wrap or wind) someone around one's little finger
Have the ability to make someone do whatever one wants.
- ‘He just met this girl and she was already starting to wrap him around her little finger.’
- ‘More importantly, he drives a truck and I can twist him around my little finger.’
- ‘And why can't I twist her around my little finger?’
- ‘He knew it wouldn't be long before she was wrapped around his little finger.’
- ‘When she has her eye on a guy, she will do whatever it takes to wrap him around her little finger with a string.’
- ‘She could get any guy she wanted, and she would always act like they were wrapped around her little finger.’
- ‘The little girl who had come into his life so unexpectedly had won his heart, wrapping him around her little finger in the process.’
- ‘For some reason, she was having some difficulty wrapping Matt around her little finger.’
- ‘Only a few days old and already she's wrapped you around her little finger.’
- ‘‘He'd wrap you around his little finger and you wouldn't even know it,’ she smiled affectionately.’
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