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Idiom of the week- Put your finger on something

Posted by englishlessons on June 3, 2013

Definition:

to know or be able to explain exactly what is wrong, different, or unusual about a situation; to locate

Examples:

Something’s wrong here, but I can’t put my finger on it yet.

I have the information here somewhere, but I haven’t been able to put my finger on it.

Picture it:

If you can put your finger on something, you can identify and locate it.

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