Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Thumb"

The meaning of "Thumb" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does green thumb mean?
A: it means you enjoy gardening.
Q: What does thumb his nose at authority mean?
A: to insult/slain somebody with permission or on purpose
Q: What does I'm all thumbs ! mean?
A: It means you really like something, or think its good.
Q: What does "say a thumb in the eye," in 864 mean?
A: The entire text is out of context. I believe the phrase "say a thumb in the eye" was meant to be read like: You lose, say, a thumb in the eye, you'll be the joke of the decade.

In this case, I would assume that the word "say" is completely irrelevant and useless. It's used to elaborate on "how" the person "lost". We don't know what he/she lost, but they were making a joke about if he/she had lost with a thumb in their own eye, they would become a joke. It would be embarrassing for them. They did not actually lose with a thumb in their eye, but if they did, it would be embarrassing.
Q: What does "thumb back" in 1036 mean?
A: Pulling back. Revolvers have a hammer on them which you cock back (pull back) with your thumb. When you pull the trigger, the hammer strikes the bullet. (There could be more to the process—I'm not too familiar with guns.)

Example sentences using "Thumb"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Under someone’s thumb.
This is a great idiom.
You owe me so many favors and I know so much dirt on you, I’ve got you under my thumb now.
Tom is so p-whipped, Sara definitely has him under her thumb.

This is I also a great old song from The Rolling Stones:
Q: Please show me example sentences with all thumbs .
A: Can you untangle this thread for me? I'm all thumbs today.
Q: Please show me example sentences with thumb.
A: “My thumb hurts.”
“My thumb is broken.”
“My thumb is very flexible.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with twiddling your thumbs.
A: Stop twiddling your thumbs and get to work.
Q: Please show me example sentences with thumb.
A: My left thumb has a scar.

Synonyms of "Thumb" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between " a soar thumb" and " a up thumb" ?
A: "It sticks up like a thumb pointing upwards" is how I would say it, we don't really have a word for 'up thumb' in english, we just say "Thumb pointing upwards"
Q: What is the difference between thumb and thumbkin ?
A: thumbkin or thumbscrew was an ancient torture device
Q: What is the difference between thumb and finger ?
A: @tomm: 네, 맞아요 ^^

Translations of "Thumb"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "he is jerking a thumb at the door."
I can't imagine this scenario, hit door with thumb, would you please help me?
A: oooohh it means pointing with your thumb 🤣 I attached a photo acting out the sentence
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? be all thumb
A: The expression is, "to be all thumbs" (always plural). It means to be clumsy with your hands. "Oh, I was never able to learn the violin. I'm all thumbs."
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? the thumb protruded from the pocket (i need accurate pronunciation)
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? thumb
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? How to say thumbs up in English?
A: @Mimosa710: Thumbs up?

Other questions about "Thumb"

Q: What does "thumb up my ass" mean?
A: Means that smb is not doing what that person should be doing
Q: What does ‘run my thumb along’ mean as in the following sentence: Sometimes I’ll run my thumb along, looking for hangnails, and when I feel something catch, I’ll bring it up to my mouth.?
A: It's more of a literal phrase. The speaker means they are using their thumb to feel, in this case to search for hangnails on their other fingers.
Let me know if that makes sense! :)
Q: "I got my thumb broken" Does this sound natural?
A: @overrunie your sentence uses broken as an adjective to describe the condition of your thumb. Correcting my earlier statement, your sentence is grammatically correct and has a complete thought in its own. It’s the same meaning as: I broke my thumb. Or someone caused me a broken thumb.
Q: Can you make a thumbs up?
Can you thumb up?

Which one sounds more natural?

Does this sound natural?
A: "Can you make a thumbs up?" Is the better of the two
Q: Why "thumbs up", not thumb up?
A: Simply put, it flows better when spoken. Also, 'thumbs up' can mean both thumbs, in which case it is correct because 'thumbs' is plural as well

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