the finger of suspicion

the finger of suspicion

The strongest suspicion of having done something wrong. Most often followed by "points at (someone or something)." The school is currently investigating the stolen equipment, and it seems like the finger of suspicion is currently pointed at the former science teacher. We must be careful not to place the finger of suspicion on anyone at this stage, as we don't have any facts or evidence yet.
See also: finger, of, suspicion

the ˌfinger of suˈspicion

if the finger of suspicion points or is pointed at somebody, they are suspected of having committed a crime, being responsible for something, etc: The woman’s still missing, and the finger of suspicion is now being pointed at her husband.
See also: finger, of, suspicion
References in classic literature ?
With that I relates the facts about the palmist lady and how the finger of suspicion points to him as an instrument of good fortune.
When the bodies of Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman are discovered, the finger of suspicion points at Nicole's ex-husband, former NFL star OJ Simpson.
Money had gone missing from Robert Thornton's grandparent's home and he was furious when his uncle, a serving police officer who was off duty, pointed the finger of suspicion at him.
UPSTART CROW BBC2, 10pm Will's controversial new play is about to be presented to Queen Elizabeth, but it goes missing and the finger of suspicion points to his best friend and fellow author Kit Marlowe.
The finger of suspicion is pointing to his best mate Marlowe, but can Will find a way to recover his stolen masterpiece?
GARY ROWETT pointed the finger of suspicion at Preston's Joe Garner over an injury to Maikel Kieftenbeld.
They wonder if the fact that Newman is gay could have a bearing on the case, while Newman points the finger of suspicion at the baby's birth mother.
So, when Jimmy goes missing, the finger of suspicion points at her.
The plot thickens this week as Amy is still missing, and after Dawn and Andy call the police, the finger of suspicion seems to point at Godfrey (Lenny Henry), the last person to see her.
As the flats go up in flames the finger of suspicion points firmly at Tracy, who will do anything to punish her enemy - Carla Connor (Alison King).
There is, however, no sign of the uncertainty abating -- thanks to Prime Minister Shaikh Hasina Wajed's survival in a recent assassination attempt that puts the finger of suspicion once again on her main political rival Khaleda Zia, who could be rearrested, thereby leading to another spate of demonstrations against the government.
When the finger of suspicion points at Lucy, Scarpetta has to keep her niece safe as a series of deaths reveal dark forces from the past are at work.
The finger of suspicion for Madame D's demise consequently points at Gustave and he goes on the run with wily police chief Henckels (Edward Norton) and Dmitri's sadistic henchman (Willem Dafoe) in hot pursuit.
Avon and Somerset assistant chief constable Anthony Bangham had pointed the finger of suspicion at the rugby club and Geoff Counsell, boss of Firestorm Pyrotechnics.
India has pointed the finger of suspicion at Pakistan, an accusation that has put a serious strain on the relations between the two countries.