fash one's thumb

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fash one's thumb

  1. (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 []