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Related to fingertip search: put a finger on
A particularly careful and thorough search of a crime scene for evidence. Primarily heard in UK. Ma'am, I know you're eager to find the perpetrator. Don't worry, I have my best men conducting a fingertip search right now. The officers' fingertip search yielded more evidence than we expected.
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