not lift a finger


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. 2014.

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  • 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 —    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

  • not lift a finger — to refuse to make even a small effort. He spends all day stretched out on the couch and doesn t lift a finger to help …   New idioms dictionary

  • not lift a finger — not do a thing, not help at all …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not lift a finger — informal to not help someone at all …   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

  • did not lift a finger — did not try to help in the least …   English contemporary dictionary

  • does not lift a finger — does nothing, does not do a bit of work …   English contemporary 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

  • 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