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Be clumsy or awkward in one's actions.‘I'm all thumbs when it comes to making bows’
clumsy, awkward, maladroit, inept, bungling, bumbling, incompetent, unskilful, heavy-handed, ungainly, inelegant, inexpert, graceless, ungraceful, gauche, unhandy, uncoordinated, gawky, cloddish, clodhoppingView synonyms
- ‘I'm all thumbs when it comes to any kind of decorating, even presents.’
- ‘"When she is working in the house, she is all thumbs."’
- ‘You are all thumbs in the kitchen.’
- ‘If you are all thumbs when it comes to your hair ask a talented friend or your favorite stylist to help you achieve this style.’
- ‘His bumbling, childlike Mr Bean was all thumbs and two left feet, and the fact that he rarely spoke meant his vaudevillian humour travelled well.’
- ‘"He's all thumbs, Amelia."’
- ‘I've been all thumbs and screw up everything I touch.’
- ‘"I'm all thumbs when it comes to loading the reels."’
- ‘I am not just all thumbs, more all toes.’
- ‘I'm trying to get a PDF of the letter up as well, but I'm all thumbs with this pesky technology, so bear with me.’
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