One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Identify something exactly.‘he cannot put his finger on what has gone wrong’
- ‘Sometimes we can feel we've bitten off more than we can chew… we feel trapped… it's like there's something right there, but we can't quite put our finger on it.’
- ‘I think they're putting their finger on it because it shows how important personnel really are.’
- ‘You can't put your finger on it, but there's something special about the place.’
- ‘The funny thing was I kind of walked past her, and slowed down, because I thought I recognised her as someone I knew, but couldn't quite put my finger on it.’
- ‘Howard, I think you've put your finger on something.’
- ‘I guess in a way that's why I'm finding it a bit of a challenge as to what to do next, because I really want to do something that's a bit different, and I can't quite put my finger on it yet.’
- ‘‘All across the political spectrum,’ says Fred Siegel, a history professor, ‘there is just an uneasiness, a sense that something is happening, though people can't put their finger on it.’’
- ‘Thanks, Jack, I think you've put your finger on it.’
- ‘They were a very accomplished stage presence which played well, the music was good, but it lacked a certain something, I can't quite put my finger on it.’
- ‘You start to figure out all the characters have some sort of connection but you can't put your finger on it.’
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