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long finger

A state of postponement or procrastination. (Used especially in the phrase "put something on the long finger.") Primarily heard in Ireland. It looks like increased funding for education has been left on the long finger by the Dáil yet again. I've been meaning to send in my college applications, but I keep putting it on the long finger.
See also: finger, long
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I was just settling in to begin photographing the hundreds of beautiful pelicans that formed a solid line across the long finger of sand bar when the entire flock took off en masse, did a great 360 degree circle and landed almost exactly in the same spot.
If you were ever in his office and he was pointing that long finger at you, best believe that if the phone rang -- even if he was in mid-sentence -- he would stop and answer the phone.
Campaigners accused the Government of putting carbon tax on the long finger with a state think-tank asked to advise on proposals for next year's Budget.
If the shooter needs to fire quickly, this keeps a long finger on a short trigger guard from snagging and being slowed down.
Ring finger, thumb, and long finger were observed to be the most frequent trigger fingers.
He was highly skilled in his craft, his long finger nimbly created small figurines in clay while he carried on with his discussions, as if they had a life of their own.
22) Likewise, resistance of the long finger proximal interphalangeal joint (IPJ) to flexion--a maneuver performed with elbow fully extended--assesses compression from the fibrous arcade of the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS).
Table 1: Correlation of environmental conditions with okra yellow vein mosaic virus disease on different okra verities/lines Varieties/ Maximum air Minimum Relative Rain Wind LINES temperature Temperature Humidity Fall Velocity Long Finger .
The project proposes to demolish the existing concrete & wood Sailfish Pier & replace it with a new floating dock, approximately 210 feet in length, with ten 35ft long finger piers (with up to 17 slips).
Pterosaurs, flying reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs, had fleshy wings supported by a short bone called the pteroid bone and by a long finger bone.
Despite a vow by Enda Kenny that the paper would be published by December, the Taoiseach admitted the time frame won't be reached and it could be put on the long finger by the Cabinet.
So they put the project on the long finger and do nothing.
The 48-year-old veteran actor plays pale-faced and long finger nailed vampire Barnabas Collins in a new Tim Burton film, based on a 1960s TV drama of the same name, the Mirror reported.
Ms Harney insisted it would take months to prepare new legislation but dismissed suggestions she was putting the divisive issue on the long finger.
Navan rail line is not put on the long finger despite reports to the contrary .