wrap around one's finger

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Day & Night, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Day & Night Senior Member

    Moscow, Russia
    Russian
    Hello! I know the idiom "to wrap around one's little finger". But here are lyrics by Avril Lavigne: "Oh, in a second you'll be wrapped around my finger..." There's the same phrase but without the word "little". Couldn't you cast light on it?
     
  2. *cat*

    *cat* Senior Member

    Slovenia
    Slovene
    It's the same meaning, but in the Avril's song it sounds better without "little" ...
     
  3. Kurtchen Senior Member

    German - Norddeutschland
  4. Avril had to omit little to make the metre of the line scan and fit the rhythm of the music.

    Rover
     
  5. pickarooney

    pickarooney Senior Member

    Provence, France
    English (Ireland)
    The Cranberries did the same thing some time back in their song Linger.
    Come to think of it, with or without the 'little', the expression sounds equally familiar to me.
     

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