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at one's fingertips


[at one's fingertips] {adv. phr.}

1. Within easy reach; quickly touched; nearby.

Seated in the cockpit, the pilot of a plane has many controls at his fingertips.

2. Readily usable as knowledge or skill; familiar.

He had several languages at his fingertips.

He had the whole design of the machine at his fingertips.


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