what is the meaning of these idioms?
to be empty handed = not have brought anything with you, particularly to a party or place where gift is usually expected
at one's fingertips = an article or thought that is easily accessible
to have a finger in the pie = to be involved in something (usually used with in a negative connotation)
to have sticky fingers = the steal, shoplift
to have butter fingers = to be clumsy or drop things easily
to have someone in hand = to have control over someone, "can't you get your child in hand?"
wrapped around someone's finger = to have the subject fully enthralled and ready to do whatever you wish
to twiddle one's thumbs = sit around doing nothing
to try one's hand at something
No we don't. That is an American exaggeration on a minor difference in pronunciation that most people can't hear. What we do hear is Americans pronouncing "roof" like "ruff."