fash one's thumb
- (Scotland) To bother oneself; to worry about something.
1871, Charles Gibbon, For lack of gold, page 36:
- As soon as Balquherrie got his turn served, away he went and never fashed his thumb about his debt, that he knew would beggar honest folk.
- John Mackay Wilson
- How I heard of your imprisonment or the wrong intended ye, never fash your thumb […]