(one's) finger on the pulse

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(one's) finger on the pulse

A keen awareness of current trends and happenings. Sara really has her finger on the pulse of nightlife in the city, so I would ask her where you should have your birthday party.
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D21224_3 KEEPING HIS FINGER ON THE PULSE: Paul Haynes outside his new office at Jephson Gardens.
Between denouncing his low-rent Axis of Evil and stumping for one of the largest federal spending increases in recent memory, the presidet made an assertion about the American character that called to mind Bedrock's best-known resident--and left one wondering whether Bush really has his finger on the pulse of the common folk, as his supporters routinely claim.
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