lift a finger

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lift a finger

To help with something. Often used in the negative to indicate a lack of willingness to exert even the bare minimum of effort. I know you're watching TV, but can you perhaps lift a finger and help me bring in these grocery bags? I clean every weekend, and you never lift a finger to help!
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not lift a finger

to not help someone to do something, usually because you are lazy (usually + to do sth) He spends all day stretched out on the sofa and never lifts a finger to help.
See blow the lid off
See also: finger, lift