get/pull your finger out

get (one's) finger out

slang To work harder; to stop dawdling. Primarily heard in UK. Come on, man, pull your finger out and get some research done today! A: "Did you finish your paper?" B: "Yeah, I finally pulled my finger out and got it done."
See also: finger, get, out

pull (one's) finger out

To cease stalling or procrastinating and do something soon or at once. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. I've had my learner's permit for nearly two years—I need to pull my finger out and get my driver's licence already! I wish Mary would pull her finger out about choosing the florist she wants for the wedding.
See also: finger, out, pull

pull your finger out


get your finger out

If you tell someone to pull their finger out or get their finger out, you are telling them rudely to start working harder or to start dealing with something. If Bexley Council had any sense they would pull their finger out and shut this place down. I have told them to get their fingers out and start winning games.
See also: finger, out, pull

get (or pull) your finger out

cease prevaricating and start to act. British informal
See also: finger, get, out

get/pull your ˈfinger out

(British English, informal) used to tell somebody to start doing some work or making an effort: I wish the police would get their finger out and solve the crime!If you pull your finger out, we might finish on time.
See also: finger, get, out, pull