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    wrap around one's finger(s)"

    Dear teachers and members,

    I could not find the idiom I was looking for in the lists provided. I would like to know what "to wrap around one's finger (or 'fingers')" mean.

    Yours sincerely,

    Fabigatsy


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    Re: wrap around one's finger(s)"

    twist or wrap [someone] around one's little finger = to exert one's influence easily or successfully upon someone: He has a remarkable talent for twisting people around his little finger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    twist or wrap [someone] around one's little finger = to exert one's influence easily or successfully upon someone: He has a remarkable talent for twisting people around his little finger.
    Hi Anglika,

    Could you plz explain it with one another example

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: wrap around one's finger(s)"

    Here are two examples:

    That little girls is so spoiled. Her father gives her everything she asks for. She sure has him wrapped around her finger.

    Joe won't be joining us for lunch. His new girlfriend wants him to have his-and-hers manicures together and he's agreed! Can you believe it? She says "jump" and he says "how high?" She has him totally wrapped around her finger.

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