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Put finger on it

Thứ Tư 20, Tháng Hai 2008

Thành ngữ "put finger on it"

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Dialogue

Nigel: Now you’ve had a good look at it, what do you think about the new window display ?

Jane: It’s certainly very striking, very colorful.

Nigel: You don’t sound totally enthusiastic.

Jane: Well the theme is "spring" but I’m not sure that the design is really suitable

Nigel: What exactly don’t you like about it ?

Jane: I’m not sure. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Give me a bit more time to think about it.

Explanation

Put your finger on something - To discover the exact reason why a situation is the way it is, especially when something is wrong.

Example

You put your finger on it when you said an unbalanced diet was the root of her ill health.