(one's) little finger told (one) that

(redirected from his little finger told him that)

(one's) little finger told (one) that

A phrase used when the speaker has learned something by unconventional means. Pain in one's fingers was once regarded as an indicator of things to come. Oh dear, I just knew that they were going to break up this weekend—my little finger told me that.
See also: finger, little, told