- List of idioms about incompetence
Idioms about incompetence denote that something is done poorly.
;All thumbs: A hand with all thumbs would not work as well. Refers to someone being clumsy.;Barking Up The Wrong Tree: An allusion to hunting dogs, particularly hounds. They are trained to bark with the animal they are hunting is up in a tree. Barking up the wrong one is inproductive;In Over Your Head: When someone is in over their head, they have taken on more than they can handle or manage well;(Get) Off On The Wrong Foot: An allusion to dance, when something begins wrong and continued that way;Two left feet: Someone who dances poorly (figuratively) has two left feet
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