Pull your finger out

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Pull your finger out : Phrases


To hurry, to get a move on.



During the times of the Men'o'War, when a cannon was loaded, a small amount of powder was poured into the ignition hole near the base of the weapon. In order to keep the powder secure before firing, a crew member pushed one of their fingers into the hole. When the time came for ignition, the crewman was told to pull his finger out.

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