keep (one's) finger on the pulse

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keep (one's) finger on the pulse

To maintain an awareness of current trends and happenings in a particular place. Sara keeps 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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have/keep your finger on the ˈpulse (of something)

know all that is happening; be aware of new developments in a particular situation: Successful politicians need to keep their finger on the pulse of the voters.
A doctor takes your pulse by putting his fingers on your wrist and counting the number of times the blood beats in a minute.
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But the city of angels, movie stars and orange groves always goes back to its roots, thanks to a growing list of local designers who keep their finger on the pulse of the city.
The biggest challenge faced by any commercial real estate brokerage company is to keep their finger on the pulse of the changes in retail attitude and set their direction accordingly.
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