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 Lifting (The).Ligan. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lifting, or Lifting the Little Finger.
 
Tippling. In holding a beaker or glass, most persons stick out or lift up the little finger. “Lifting” is a contracted form of the full phrase.   1
 


 Lifting (The).Ligan. 

 
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