Irish Postpone consideration of something; put something off: don’t put retirement planning on the long finger
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- It had been his intention to renovate the cottage but had kept ‘putting it on the long finger’.
- But then rather than try to sort their debts, they tend to put them on the long finger.
- I realise that I still owe Niall twenty quid, but that can wait - he's happy to put such things on the long finger.
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