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at the end of (one's) fingertips

1. Physically within one's reach or in one's hand. I know many people enjoy reading on a mobile device, but I still prefer a real book. I love the feeling of paper at the end of my fingertips. I always keep a glass of water at the end of my fingertips when I sleep, because I hate waking up thirsty.
2. Easily or conveniently accessed, accomplished, or achieved. With our new 24-hour phone service, you have quality customer care at the end of your fingertips. Because the Internet is so easy to access these days, we have every resource imaginable at the end of our fingertips!
See also: end, fingertip, of

at (one's) fingertips

1. Physically within one's reach or in one's hand. I always keep a glass of water at my fingertips when I sleep, because I hate waking up thirsty.
2. Easily or conveniently accessed, accomplished, or achieved With our new 24-hour phone service, you have quality customer care at your fingertips. Because the Internet is so easy to access these days, we have every resource imaginable at our fingertips!
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be a (something) to (one's) fingertips

To be a particular thing to the utmost degree. Oh, I'm a student to my fingertips—that's why I'm now pursuing a doctorate.
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cling on by (one's) fingertips

1. Literally, to grasp something, such as a cliff, with one's fingertips to avoid falling. The stranded hiker was clinging on by her fingertips until the rescue crew arrived.
2. By extension, to narrowly avoid problems or failure. They're clinging on by their fingertips out there—the other team's offensive is totally overwhelming them. Now that I have three small children to care for, I feel as if I'm clinging on by my fingertips every day.
See also: cling, fingertip, on

hang on by (one's) fingertips

1. Literally, to grasp something, such as a cliff, with one's fingertips to avoid falling. The stranded hiker was hanging on by her fingertips until the rescue crew arrived.
2. By extension, to narrowly avoid problems or failure. They're hanging on by their fingertips out there—the other team's offensive is totally overwhelming them. Now that I have three small children to care for, I feel as if I'm hanging on by my fingertips every day.
See also: fingertip, hang, on

have something at one's fingertips

 and have something at hand
Fig. to have something within (one's) easy reach. (Have can be replaced with keep.) I have a dictionary at my fingertips. I try to have everything I need at hand.
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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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at your fingertips

COMMON
1. If you have something at your fingertips, it is easily available for you to use or reach. All basic controls are at your fingertips for straightforward, no fuss operation.
2. If you have facts or information at your fingertips, you know them thoroughly and can refer to them quickly. She has figures about the performance of her business at her fingertips. I need to have all the answers at my fingertips in case I'm questioned about the matter.
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be hanging on by your fingertips

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be hanging on by your fingernails

If you are hanging on by your fingertips or hanging on by your fingernails, you are only just managing to survive or to stay in the position you want. There are firms already hanging on by their fingertips who will not be able to take these extra costs. Real Madrid's poor start to the season has left coach Benito Floro hanging on to his job by his fingernails. Note: The verb cling is sometimes used instead of hang. The minister is said to be clinging on by his fingernails since the scandal. Note: You can also say that someone has a fingertip hold on something. A Bolton own goal early in the second half gave Liverpool the fingertip hold they needed to retain their grasp of the FA Cup.
See also: fingertip, hanging, on

at (one's) fingertips

Readily or instantly available.
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27 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary find that the market growth of immune biologics will come from the expansion of indications for immune biologics in response to limited off-label use and competition for preferred status.
The Fingertip Formulary Mobile iPhone application is fully integrated with the Fingertip Formulary website so that users need only register once and can access their personal profile from either the website or iPhone anytime.
July 29 /PRNewswire/ --HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary find that surveyed pharmacy directors whose managed care organizations offer both a Medicare Advantage (MA) and a Part D plan were more than twice as likely to cover Roche/Genentech/Chugai's Avastin and Herceptin for the treatment of multiple cancer indications as a drug benefit on their MA plans as on their stand-alone Part D plans.
Majority of Surveyed Pharmacy Directors Expect to Look to Clinical Trial Endpoints When Evaluating the Relative Efficacy of MS Therapies, According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary
One-Third of Surveyed Pharmacy Directors Expect Their Health Plans to Cover Either Merck's Boceprevir and Vertex/Johnson & Johnson/Mitsubishi Tanabe's Telaprevir When They Enter the Market, Inhibiting Uptake of the Second-to-Market Agent, According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary
When Deciding Whether to Cover an Emerging Parkinson's Disease Drug, Managed Care Organization Pharmacy Directors are Least Influenced by Convenient Formulations, According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary
Coverage is More Inclusive as Drug Price Decreases, But Likely to Require Failure of Multiple Lines of Pharmacotherapy, According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary
However, Coinsurance Percentage on Orally Delivered Agents to Treat Hematological Cancers Likely to Decrease, According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary
Price Will Not Substantially Alter Prolia's Tiering Status but Will Affect Availability, According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary