finger on the pulse

your finger on the pulse (of something)

knowledge of what is happening now in a particular area They've got their finger on the pulse of popular culture in Latvia.
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Nicola, who started Finger on the Pulse in her living room, has pledged a pounds 100,000-plus advance to the Live8 charity.
newspaper, the Sunday Star, reported that "Uncle Sam beginning September 1 is going to put his finger on the pulse of crime in America.
Rupert Murdoch definitely has his finger on the pulse of this project.
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Keeping its finger on the pulse of all things passionate, Malibu Rum(R) today announced findings from its "Malibu Rum Passion Pulse of America" poll conducted by Harris Interactive(R).