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long finger

A state of postponement or procrastination. (Used especially in the phrase "put something on the long finger.") Primarily heard in Ireland. It looks like increased funding for education has been left on the long finger by the Dáil yet again. I've been meaning to send in my college applications, but I keep putting it on the long finger.
See also: finger, long
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It possesses a thumb opposing three long fingers, and has been the subject of interest in the field of teleoperation [4].
Mild to moderate tenosynovitis of the long finger flexor tendon was noted (Figure 2).
Navan rail line is not put on the long finger despite reports to the contrary .
The main advantage of resistive touch screens is their ability to be actuated with a gloved-hand, long finger nails or any dielectric stylus.
The beds pocked the ridge from its crest down a long finger of the hogsback, and I had to admire their placement.
We don't really like to talk about what we stick up our urethras, but you know, being on tour there are lots of broken drumsticks, guitar strings, long finger nails, and cigarette butts so I'm sure you can imagine.
After that conversation, I decided that instead of casting that long finger of blame, I would identify what I could have done better or differently to turn the tables in my favor.
In plan, it is a square with a long finger and a short thumb sticking out south-west towards the Europa Boulevard, the main avenue of the east side of the exhibition grounds.
Duffy didn't rule it out but appeared to be placing it on the long finger for now.
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He said: "Due to his history with leg trouble we have put his chasing debut on the long finger for a while but he has done a bit of popping and seems fine.
However, Harrington's successor in the Dublin hot seat, Andy Kettle (left), has now told Sunday Mirror Sport that a lack of financial resources means they've had to put the project on the long finger.
The main advantage of resistive touch screens is that they could be actuated with a gloved-hand, long finger nails or any die-electric stylus.
There wasn't one long finger nail left at the end of the Drennan Northern Super League on Sunday with Darlington Shimano Quaker sneaking up on the inside line to pip Newman Scott and Daiwa Cleveland to the title.
Afridi suggested that specific fielders would be primed for the purpose and grow long finger nails.