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    A finger in the eye

    What is the meaning of the expression: "It is a finger in the eye"?

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    Re: A finger in the eye

    A painful annoyance?

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    Re: A finger in the eye

    Is it an idiom? a fixed expression? In what context would that sound good?

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    Re: A finger in the eye

    I've never heard it, but when I googled it, I got over two million hits. It appears to mean something like give the finger - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    It also appears to be used to suggest that some experience is not particularly pleasant but 'better than a finger in the eye'.

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    Re: A finger in the eye


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    Re: A finger in the eye

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    I note that the person who responded began their answer with "I'm guessing that the author meant ... ", as I began mine with "It appears to mean ...".

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