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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:00:00 AM
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on the long finger

In a state of postponement or procrastination. (Used especially in the phrase "put something on the long finger.") Primarily heard in Ireland. More...

KSPavan
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:23:12 AM

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on the long finger — In a state of postponement or procrastination. (Used especially in the phrase "put something on the long finger.") Primarily heard in Ireland.
Emel Rapchan
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:36:03 PM

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On the long finger

In a state of postponement or procrastination.
Some instances:
- Since last year, I've been putting my major on the long finger because I've felt that it is not for me.
- The government has been leading the bill's haul on the long finger by putting it off in the House.
- Normally, they try setting it on the long arm by creating so much noise in the class.
tomcrossson
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 9:18:32 PM

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I find this statement somewhat awkward - maybe I have to be from Ireland to understand.

I would have commented earlier but pending obligations forced me to put everything on the back burner.

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