by one's fingertips


by one's fingertips
only with difficulty; precariously

the general was clinging to power by his fingertips


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • to one's fingertips — phrasal : completely, thoroughly a gentleman to his fingertips * * * to one s fingertips 1. Completely 2. In all respects • • • Main Entry: ↑finger * * * completely …   Useful english dictionary

  • at one's fingertips — idi at one s fingertips immediately and easily available …   From formal English to slang

  • at one's fingertips — ► at one s fingertips (especially of information) readily available. Main Entry: ↑fingertip …   English terms dictionary

  • at one's fingertips — {adv. phr.} 1. Within easy reach; quickly touched; nearby. * /Seated in the cockpit, the pilot of a plane has many controls at his fingertips./ 2. Readily usable as knowledge or skill; familiar. * /He had several languages at his fingertips./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one's fingertips — {adv. phr.} 1. Within easy reach; quickly touched; nearby. * /Seated in the cockpit, the pilot of a plane has many controls at his fingertips./ 2. Readily usable as knowledge or skill; familiar. * /He had several languages at his fingertips./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at\ one's\ fingertips — adv. phr. 1. Within easy reach; quickly touched; nearby. Seated in the cockpit, the pilot of a plane has many controls at his fingertips. 2. Readily usable as knowledge or skill; familiar. He had several languages at his fingertips. He had the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at one's fingertips — phrasal 1. : within easy reach thanks to an excellent filing system, he has all the figures at his fingertips 2. : instantly or readily produced or available as a result of thorough familiarity with the subject he had the whole answer at his… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at one's fingertips — adjective Readily available. He seemed to have all sports knowledge at his fingertips, we could scarcely finish a question before he had answered it …   Wiktionary

  • at one's fingertips — phrasal instantly or readily available …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • at one's fingertips — (especially of information) readily available. → fingertip …   English new terms dictionary