Click on the arrows to change the translation direction. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446381' }}, ga('set', 'dimension3', "default"); Note: You can also say, for example, that you point the finger of blame or the finger of suspicion at someone. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, Alternatively, if the finger is pointing upward, it's to caution. }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [320, 100] }}, Definition of POINT THE / A FINGER (AT SOMEONE) (phrase): accuse someone or suggest they are guilty { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '194852', size: [300, 250] }}, 'increment': 0.05, iasLog("criterion : cdo_tc = resp"); 'increment': 0.01, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776358', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, Of course, every parent will be relieved to know some things haven't changed that much since we were kids, but beware, a few of these are not exactly safe for work or little kids! Maybe not the message you want to convey in a French restaurant, if you had a fine meal. iasLog("exclusion label : resp"); Pointing a finger at a person while speaking is an authoritative gesture. } Hand "A" means your ring finger is longer than your index finger. name: "idl_env", iasLog("criterion : cdo_t = expressing-opposition-and-disapproval"); },{ { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, }, Like the Devil Himself, the middle finger bears many names and adopts many guises. Whether you flash someone "the finger", or ask for silence, or pointing somewhere, it's certain that you meant to make that gesture. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, googletag.pubads().setCategoryExclusion('mcp').setCategoryExclusion('resp').setCategoryExclusion('wprod'); The middle finger is a fallus symbol, a sign mimicking a penis and testicles. Back to Body Language Homepage. Hand "B" means your index finger is longer than your ring finger. I have been burned out before. The way you look obviously contributes a lot to how others see or think of you. googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(false); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_leftslot' }}]}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776156', position: 'atf' }}, {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, "It's over there", "Watch this". Usually accompanied with the stench of pot smoke... 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Long before pun… In most countries crossing your fingers is a sign of good luck, in many countries, as it was historically a sign of protection against evil in Catholic countries. defaultGdprScope: true { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346688' }}, People do this when imposing themselves: parents do it to their children, teachers to unruly students. timeout: 8000, googletag.pubads().addEventListener('slotRenderEnded', function(event) { if (!event.isEmpty && event.slot.renderCallback) { event.slot.renderCallback(event); } }); Bringing your index finger in front of your puckered mouth, often accompanied with a hissing sound of air rushing over the tongue (Shhh! { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11653860' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_topslot_mobile_flex' }}, var pbMobileLrSlots = [ A sharp or tapered end: the point of a knife; the point of the antenna. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_btmslot_mobile_flex' }}, dfpSlots['rightslot'] = googletag.defineSlot('/23202586/cdo_rightslot', [[300, 250]], 'ad_rightslot').defineSizeMapping(mapping_rightslot).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'right').addService(googletag.pubads()); It can also signify the 'evil eye'. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, This may seem harmless enough to many Westerners, however if someone does it with a more abrupt arm extension, its meaning changes to, "Enough is enough," or "Let me stop you right there." { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, iframe: { Another western sign to say that everything is great, or OK. cmpApi: 'iab', userIds: [{ { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, 'max': 3, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, Just wait for the not-so-innocent peace sign, and find out why the heck no one is supposed to look when kids touch the tip of their thumb to the tips of their other four fingers! { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654149' }}, var pbHdSlots = [ But in some countries this is another variation on the middle finger. 'cap': true pointing the finger synonyms, pointing the finger pronunciation, pointing the finger translation, English dictionary definition of pointing the finger. },{ { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776336', position: 'btf' }}, 'min': 0, params: { The words that are spoken when this gesture is made, are actually meant as the opposite, as in Oh yeah, she is so "great" and so "wonderful". { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot_flex' }}, HTML entites are intended for using on websites. dfpSlots['topslot_b'] = googletag.defineSlot('/23202586/cdo_topslot', [[728, 90]], 'ad_topslot_b').defineSizeMapping(mapping_topslot_b).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'top').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); The emojis can often be paired with the emoji too, for extra nervous vibes. var mapping_houseslot_b = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([963, 0], []).addSize([0, 0], [300, 250]).build(); }, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_t", "expressing-opposition-and-disapproval"); Index Finger. for Body Language {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, It’s a really potent gesture of power, a symbolic weapon. window.ga=window.ga||function(){(ga.q=ga.q||[]).push(arguments)};ga.l=+new Date; Examples of this are drumming with your fingers on the table, or putting your fingers over your mouth when you lie. Users start with all 10 fingers held up and then, just as the directions state, put a finger down for every phrase that applies to them. So, be careful, while you mean well... this could be misunderstood. } type: "html5", bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, } { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, dfpSlots['btmslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/23202586/cdo_btmslot', [[300, 250], 'fluid'], 'ad_btmslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_btmslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'btm').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); ga('create', 'UA-31379-3',{cookieDomain:'dictionary.cambridge.org',siteSpeedSampleRate: 10}); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_btmslot_300x250' }}, iasLog("__tcfapi useractioncomplete or tcloaded ", tcData, success); pid: '94' Point The Finger is an idiom. 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