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    Get one's finger out

    Hello!

    1. Does the idiom have the same meaning as the phrasal verb 'pussyfoot around' ?

    Can you please get your finger out of the issue and act on it?

    2. Can I use both of them in the same sentence?

    Stop pussyfooting around the issue and get your fingers out.

    Thanks

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    Re: Get one's finger out

    It isn't an idiom, nor is it an expression I've ever seen or heard. A quick web search indicates that it is informal BrE with the meaning you suggested. I suspect, however, that making it plural as you did ruins it.

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    Re: Get one's finger out

    "Pull/Get your finger out" is commonly used in the UK to mean "Hurry up". It's used only with the singular "finger". There's no reason why you shouldn't use it in the same sentence as "stop pussyfooting around" but they have different meanings.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 05-Apr-2021 at 07:42.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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