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wrapped around one's finger

简体
wrapped around one's finger
受人摆布

Date: Jul 12 2012

Themes: Celebrity

Quote

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“We are totally wrapped around her finger.”

- Soccer star David Beckham talking about his baby daughter, Harper. (Us Weekly)

“我们完全受她摆布。”


- 足球明星大卫·贝克汉姆 (David Beckham) 谈论他的宝贝女儿哈珀 (Harper)。

Definition

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when someone will do anything another person wants

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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When you want something, one way to ask for it is to use your finger to point at it. But when you have someone wrapped around your finger, you might not even need to point. Someone who is wrapped around your finger is so eager to please you, he or she might do what you want before you’ve even had to ask.

It’s hard to think of soccer legend David Beckham being wrapped around anyone’s finger. He can be so commanding on the field, everyone follows his lead. But that’s not the case when it comes to his daughter, Harper. He would do anything for his little girl. She has Beckham wrapped around her finger. And her finger isn’t even very big!

Usually, when you have someone wrapped around your finger, it is because they love or admire you. They want to please you and make you happy. It’s common for fathers to want the whole world for their daughters. They’ll do anything for them, from buying them gifts to…well, changing their stinky diapers. That’s just how it goes for dads who are wrapped around their babies’ fingers.

Have you ever been wrapped around someone’s finger? Has someone ever been wrapped around your finger?

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Examples

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“My cousin thinks I’m so cool. She’s totally wrapped around my finger. She drives me around and cooks for me all the time.”

“My wife has me wrapped around her finger. I’ll do anything for her.”

“My son used to be wrapped around my finger, but since he turned four, he’s become more independent.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

it means we are obedient her
by sheitooonak
cubi1604 Very close to someone that you can't stay away from them
by cubi1604
a2020 It mean they do everything she like and she is dominate
by a2020
anges491 she has easy and complete control or influence over us
by anges491
 julito The baby has complete control ,they do anything for her.
by julito
sofree means her daughter turns to be the center of his life.
by sofree
muin I think it means: we are totally devoted to her and would do whatever she asks us to do.
by muin
To have complete control over someone or something.
by candycandice
Talia Do It means Harper can get her parents to do just about anything she wants. Since the Becks love their little daughter very much, they do everything to satisfy her.
by Talia Do

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Comments

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ErinDong

ErinDong

United States

i am not wrapped around anyones fingers but my brother is wrapped around mine. he gives me what i want and always wants to stay with me. i am 7 years older than my brother so he is still really young. it is really sweet of him.

09:35 PM Jul 17 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I’m not wrapped around anyone’s finger, and by the same way there’s no body wrapped around my finger.  I always try what I can do for those people who I love and my beloved people always try their best for me without being wrapped around my finger, they just do what they can do, and so do I ;)

10:43 AM Jul 13 2012 |

sofree

sofree

China

Yea maybe my ex had me wrapped around his finger before and now I think it’s stupid. No one should wrap anyone else around his finger. The only exception is parents and children.

07:04 AM Jul 13 2012 |

Irene Forever

Ukraine

I’m not wrapped about anyone’s finger, or nobody’s wrapped about my finger.


 Respect and moral obligation are normal things to me.


Still freedom is in the first place.

06:54 PM Jul 12 2012 |

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The Last Joke

Yemen

To be able to persuade someone to do anything you want, usually because they like you so much :



 Ex :My mother  did anything I asked her to. I have got her  wrapped around my  finger!


 



 Someone will do anything another person wants .


Ex:  My sister has me wrapped around her finger. I’ll do anything for her.

02:43 PM Jul 12 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

My Mom is wrapped around my finger and I’m wrapped about my son’s fingers. I’m trying to give them the best education, los of fun, love. They’re everything for me. I think it’s for everyone goes the same way to be wrapped around their kids’ fingers, because later in your life, you’ll regret about nothing but the time you haven’t shared with your closed relatives, for not making them happy 100%. They’re beyond any treasures in the world and they’re the only thing you’ll regret for not spending time with them, for not taking care of them, for not being wrapped around thier fingers :)

khaethe

khaethe

Philippines

wrap someone’s finger

01:56 PM Jul 12 2012 |

Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad

Iraq

yeah I’ve been wrapped around some1 finger bt he let me down !!!

12:54 PM Jul 12 2012 |

amoh

amoh

Iraq

to be  as one wants 

08:39 AM Jul 12 2012 |

peivi

peivi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

in persian we have a sentence like this: ” mesle moom dar dastanat ast “


means when u totally obey some one beacause u like him or her or u do respect him or her …

08:06 AM Jul 12 2012 |

sanaa2000

sanaa2000

Egypt

Thanks allah that i have avery ,very,very kind mom.She wrapped around my fingers.I hope I could please her like what she do for me.She does her best to make me happy,cuz of that our riligion recommended her ,& told us that the paradise is under her feet.It told us too to do our best to make our mom & dad specialy happy.

08:04 AM Jul 12 2012 |

Vyllaine

China

I think it means dependent on somebody.

05:03 AM Jul 12 2012 |

AlexisSilva

Mexico

I think the first example is either wrong or unclear. Check it out.

04:54 AM Jul 12 2012 |

asef

asef

Afghanistan

Means to be extremely kind to some body, for example I was wrapped around my Mom & Dad’s finger in my childhood so now I am bigger I am not totally wrapped around their fingers,

04:31 AM Jul 12 2012 |

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Sonia.NJ

Sonia.NJ

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It means he would do whatever she wants some how adores her.

03:58 AM Jul 12 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

I wrapped around my brothers finger :D 

02:44 AM Jul 12 2012 |

tjftina

tjftina

China

My husband and i were wrapped around my daughter’s  finger when she was a baby. She was so young and cute that we  couldn’t stand her crying. We would do anything for our little girl. We just wanted to please her and made her happy. But as her growing, we weren’t wrapped around her finger.

02:41 AM Jul 12 2012 |

johnnybravo

Colombia

When you’re in love surely you’re wrapped around someone’s finger

02:17 AM Jul 12 2012 |

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