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Pull your finger out

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 25, 2006

In Reply to: Pull your finger out posted by Al on March 24, 2006

: Does anyone know where the phrase "pull your finger out" came from?
: I've got a nice idea that it came from a finger trap but it would be nice if it was true.

I've never heard that phrase used other than literally. Yes, I know I'm very naive, but what is the meaning you have in mind? Or perhaps someone else can enlighten me. SS