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Mon petit doigt m’a dit*

* My little finger has told me

French France

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Adults

The idiom is a playful way of announcing that you know something when you don’t want to reveal the source of your information. It is the French equivalent of the English idiom 'a little birdie told me'.

"Tu n’as pas fait la vaisselle hier." "Comment tu le sais?" "Mon petit doigt me l’a dit!"

"You didn't do the dishes yesterday." "How do you know?" "My little finger told me!"

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a little birdie told me

English English speaking countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some people

This idiom is used playfully not to reveal the source of information about something. Usually, however, the source of the information is obvious. Sometimes rendered as 'A little bird told me'

"How did you know it was my birthday?" "Let's just say a little birdie told me!"

Confirmed by 25 people