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get (or pull) one's finger out

Definition of get or pull one's finger out in English:

British informal Stop hesitating or wasting time and start to act.
Example sentences
  • Moving so near The Valley made me pull my finger out and start going to the football too.
  • But let's remember the important part of the equation, which this is really about our children pulling their finger out and doing something special for their fathers.
  • It was nice food but it was such a long wait, and we think it was only because my mother started fingering her car keys that they pulled their finger out and got us our meal.
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