give the finger

vp Stick up the middle finger. I told him his mother wears combat boots and he gave me the finger. 1950s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • give the finger — give (someone) the finger American, very informal to make an offensive sign at someone by raising your middle finger towards them. When the kids were told to leave the store, they gave the manager the finger and ran off …   New idioms dictionary

  • give the finger to —    to make an obscene gesture towards    The practice, of southern European origin, seems to be encroaching on the venerable Anglo Saxon two fingered message:     Goodbye, you ninny! she called, giving him the finger. (L. Thomas, 1994 a wife was… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • give the finger — verb To make an obscene gesture by closing the fist and extending the middle finger upwards Syn: flick off, flip off, flip the bird …   Wiktionary

  • give someone the finger — give (someone) the finger American, very informal to make an offensive sign at someone by raising your middle finger towards them. When the kids were told to leave the store, they gave the manager the finger and ran off …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the finger — phrase to express anger at someone in a very rude way by holding up your longest finger towards them with your palm facing you Thesaurus: to use a particular gesture to communicate somethinghyponym to express angersynonym general words for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone the finger N. Amer. — give someone the finger N. Amer. informal make a gesture with the middle finger raised as an obscene sign of contempt. → finger …   English new terms dictionary

  • give somebody the finger — give sb the ˈfinger idiom (NAmE, informal) to raise your middle finger in the air with the back part of your hand facing sb, done to be rude to sb or to show them that you are angry Main entry: ↑fingeridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • give the bird — give (someone) the bird informal 1 or flip (someone) the bird US : to make an offensive gesture at someone by pointing the middle finger upward while keeping the other fingers folded down He flipped them the bird. [=gave them the finger] 2 Brit …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone the finger — 1. tv. to display the middle finger upright as a sign of derision. (The gesture is taboo.) □ Did one of you guys give Ted the finger? □ Somebody gave the cop the finger. 2. tv. to mistreat someone; to insult someone. □ You’ve been giving me the… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • The Finger (CSI) — Infobox Television episode Title= The Finger Series= Season = 2 Episode = 14 Guests= Airdate = January 31, 2002 Production = Writer = Danny Cannon and Carol Mendelsohn Director = Richard J. Lewis Season list = CSI season 2 episode list Episode… …   Wikipedia


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