have a/(one's) finger on the button

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have a/(one's) finger on the button

To be responsible for choosing to fire a country's nuclear weapons. Who has their finger on the button? Who will decide if we fire back at that country?
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A JEWELLERY designer has proved she has her finger on the button after joining a campaign to promote enterprise among young people in the city.
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