the finger of suspicion

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the finger of suspicion

The strongest suspicion of having done something wrong. Most often followed by "points at (someone or something)." The school is currently investigating the stolen equipment, and it seems like the finger of suspicion is currently pointed at the former science teacher. We must be careful not to place the finger of suspicion on anyone at this stage, as we don't have any facts or evidence yet.
See also: finger, of, suspicion
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the ˌfinger of suˈspicion

if the finger of suspicion points or is pointed at somebody, they are suspected of having committed a crime, being responsible for something, etc: The woman’s still missing, and the finger of suspicion is now being pointed at her husband.
See also: finger, of, suspicion
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The plot thickens this week as Amy is still missing, and after Dawn and Andy call the police, the finger of suspicion seems to point at Godfrey (Lenny Henry), the last person to see her.
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Avon and Somerset assistant chief constable Anthony Bangham had pointed the finger of suspicion at the rugby club and Geoff Counsell, boss of Firestorm Pyrotechnics.
Investigations led to the discovery of the body in the desert, and police pointed the finger of suspicion at her.
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And as district judge Miriam Shelvey said, as well as abusing the public's trust Kelly's actions led to the finger of suspicion being pointed at his innocent colleagues.