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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!
See also: fingertip

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]
See also: fingertip
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Led by Georges Debregeas at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, the research team rubbed an artificial fingertip across rough surfaces, and found that the tiny ridges on our fingers help us to grip objects by increasing friction.
But if you want to cherish your remaining fingertips, buy a new window motor and consider letting a mechanic endanger his fingertips on your behalf.
Washington, June 13 ( ANI ): Researchers have shed light on how an amputated fingertip of mammals can regenerate.
Offering guidelines to the creation of these electrotactile stimulation devices for use on surgeons' fingertips, their paper describes the materials, fabrication strategies and device designs, using ultrathin, stretchable, silicon-based electronics and soft sensors that can be mounted onto an artificial 'skin' and fitted to fingertips.
4 To self massage the lower back area, your hands should be placed with the thumbs pointing forwards and the fingertips close together at the back.
Tell her you are going to place her crossed fingertips on the stones.
Subsequently, fingertips are detected by investigating the curvature of the contour from the segmented hand region.
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Extra warnings will be put on some Maclaren buggies amid fears they can cut off children's fingertips.
Maclaren recalled one million folding pushchairs in the US after 12 kids had their fingertips amputated when they were caught in the hinges.
EBAY BUSINESS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS is meant for small intense examinations a bit at a time and should be on the shelves of any potential ebay seller and any general-interest library catering to them.
Palm, fingertips and cuff have a dual leather layer for increased strength.
The ridges give your fingertips texture, and they contain sweat glands (sweat-making organs under the skin) that make your fingertips slightly moist.
My fingertips were numb, and two fingers were white.
The new Max Performance line from MidWest Gloves includes Ultimate Gripper gloves, featuring silicone grips on palms and fingertips, terry cloth brow wipes, reinforced thumb crotches and Neoprene knuckle straps; Superior Comfort Leather gloves, featuring durable goatskin leather construction, goatskin reinforced palm patches and goatskin knuckle straps; and Anti Vibration gloves, featuring padded knuckle straps, reinforced gel palm patches and reinforced fingertips.