finger as

finger someone as someone

Sl. to identify someone as a certain person. (As if one were pointing a finger at someone.) Max fingered his partner as the gunman. The accountant fingered the bookkeeper as the one who fixed the books.
See also: finger
References in classic literature ?
He tried it on his left hand; it fit his finger as if made for it.
I wonder whether it would condescend to alight on such a great clumsy finger as mine?
For instance, he wonders whether, if two rods were placed on a finger as researchers somehow induced the illusion that the finger was expanding, the perceived distance between the rods would expand proportionately.
Address large stretches between the thumb and fifth finger as well as stretches between inner fingers of the hand, such as full first inversion chords and seventh chords.