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, now,' she went on, sticking a large piece of plaster [band-aid] on her finger as she spoke, 'there's the King's Messenger.
Gryphus, exasperated, plunged his finger a second time into the soil, and now he drew out the bulb, which certainly looked quite black; and whilst Van Baerle, quite happy to have saved the vessel, did not suspect that the adversary had possessed himself of its precious contents, Gryphus hurled the softened bulb with all his force on the flags, where almost immediately after it was crushed to atoms under his heavy shoe.
Children with a ring finger as long as their index finger were better with numbers, while those with a shorter ring finger proved to be more adept at literacy exams.
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.
Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) today announced the appointment of Larry Finger as senior vice president, chief financial officer.