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Lay a finger on

Also, put a finger on. Barely touch, as in You’d better not lay a finger on those documents! or If you lay a finger on me, I’ll sue. This expression is nearly always used as a prohibition. [ Mid-1800s ]
Also see: put one’s finger on


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