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When you tell someone to "pull the finger out" you are indicating a greater effort is required on their part. It can also apply when attempting to spur lazy or slack people into action.

The curious thing about this phrase is that it's never made explicit from where the finger is to be pulled, which is probably why this phrase is in such common usage, despite its potential connotations.

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