all thumbs
phrasal extremely awkward or clumsy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • all thumbs — {adj.}, {informal} Awkward, especially with your hands; clumsy. * /Harry tried to fix the chair but he was all thumbs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all thumbs — {adj.}, {informal} Awkward, especially with your hands; clumsy. * /Harry tried to fix the chair but he was all thumbs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all thumbs — (Brit. informal) CLUMSY, awkward, maladroit, inept, unskilful, heavy handed, inexpert; informal butterfingered, cack handed, ham fisted, having two left feet; Brit. informal all fingers and thumbs; N. Amer. informal klutzy. → …   Useful english dictionary

  • all thumbs — adjective Clumsy; awkward; not dextrous. I am all thumbs when it comes to shuffling cards. See Also: thumb, mostly thumbs …   Wiktionary

  • all thumbs — clumsy, unable to hold it, fingers feel like thumbs    When I try to sew a button on my shirt, I m all thumbs …   English idioms

  • all thumbs — Synonyms and related words: awkward, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy fisted, cumbersome, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, ham fisted, ham… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • all\ thumbs — adj informal Awkward, especially with your hands; clumsy. Harry tried to fix the chair but he was all thumbs …   Словарь американских идиом

  • all thumbs — have difficulty fixing things or working with one s hands, clumsy He is all thumbs when it comes to fixing things around the house …   Idioms and examples

  • all thumbs — awkward in handling things. Can you thread this needle for me? I m all thumbs …   New idioms dictionary

  • all thumbs — don t let Anthony carry the punch bowl he s all thumbs Syn: clumsy, klutzy, awkward, maladroit, inept, unskillful, heavy handed, inexpert, butterfingered, ham fisted …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • all thumbs —    If you are all (finger and) thumbs, you are awkward and clumsy and do things incorrectly.     Would you mind wrapping this for me? I m all (fingers and) thumbs …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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