at one's fingertips

at one's fingertips

Ready at hand, immediately available. This idiom is used both literally, as in This new dashboard design keeps all the important controls at the driver's fingertips, and figuratively, as in Tom was so familiar with the proposal that he had all the details at his fingertips. [Second half of 1800s]
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This state-of-the-art music technology brings music to everyone by simply allowing users to access hundreds of sounds, instruments, vocals and music clips at one's fingertips.
One being how it is imperative to have the right healthy and nutritious foods at one's fingertips.
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As part of the Essentials of Social Work Practice series, this book is an indispensable resource that offers a concise yet thorough overview of policy practice, numerous tips for best practices, and valuable advice that must be at one's fingertips to practice knowledgeably, effectively, and ethically.
A person is valued by the wages or salaries accumulated, by the money and commodities possessed, and by the entertainment and recreational possibilities at one's fingertips.
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They were aimed at improving performance and one had to have all the facts and figures at one's fingertips.
For any European company looking to expand its services, or move into a neighboring country or market segment, having detailed, multi-national industry information at one's fingertips is crucial to the decision-making process.
The "law," as it were, is literally at one's fingertips in today's modern world.
The ability to analyze and store data, teach through discovery or place the most up-to-date policies and best practices at one's fingertips has increased awareness about a variety of corrections-related matters.
With the staggering amount of information available on the Internet - from Ellis Island ship manifests to county marriage records - the history of individuals is at one's fingertips.
Businesses are embracing wireless technologies, recognizing that in order to remain competitive in the new economy the ability to retrieve data at one's fingertips is a must, says the vice president and chief information officer at Contact North/Contact Nord.
Anyone who has tried to download information on a slow-speed modem has felt the frustration of having the world at one's fingertips - yet still out of reach.
Information and communications will be literally at one's fingertips.
At one's fingertips will be a plethora of information applicable to most severely disabled clients.