the or end of a .
a covering used to protect the end joint of a .
extending to the fingertips, as a coat, veil, etc.:
a fingertip jacket.
at one’s fingertips,
close at hand; easily or immediately available.
at one’s command or disposal, as recall of factual information:
He has the answer at his fingertips.
to one’s fingertips, thoroughly; perfectly:
She was a politician to her fingertips.
the end joint or tip of a finger
another term for fingerstall
at one’s fingertips, readily available and within one’s mental grasp
1824, from finger (n.) + tip (n.). Related: Fingertips.
fingertip fin·ger·tip (fĭng’gər-tĭp’)
The extreme end or tip of a finger.
Ready at hand, immediately available. This idiom is used both literally, as in This new dashboard design keeps all the important controls at the driver’s fingertips, and figuratively, as in Tom was so familiar with the proposal that he had all the details at his fingertips. [ Second half of 1800s ]
- At one’s leisure
freedom from the demands of work or duty: She looked forward to retirement and a life of leisure. time free from the demands of work or duty, when one can rest, enjoy hobbies or sports, etc.: Most evenings he had the leisure in which to follow his interests. unhurried ease: a work written with leisure […]
- At one’s mercy
compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence: Have mercy on the poor sinner. the disposition to be compassionate or forbearing: an adversary wholly without mercy. the discretionary power of a judge to pardon someone or to mitigate punishment, especially to send to […]
- At one’s wit’s end
the last part or extremity, lengthwise, of anything that is longer than it is wide or broad: the end of a street; the end of a rope. a point, line, or limitation that indicates the full extent, degree, etc., of something; limit; bounds: kindness without end; to walk from end to end of a city. […]
- At one’s word
see: take one at one’s word