all fingers and thumbs

all fingers and thumbs
All fingers and thumbs
If you're all fingers and thumbs, you are too excited or clumsy to do something properly that requires manual dexterity. 'All thumbs' is an alternative form of the idiom.

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  • all fingers and thumbs — informal : very clumsy Sorry I dropped the vase; I m all fingers and thumbs today. • • • Main Entry: ↑finger …   Useful english dictionary

  • all fingers and thumbs —    If you re all fingers and thumbs, you are too excited or clumsy to do something properly that requires manual dexterity.     All thumbs is an alternative form of the idiom.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you are all fingers and… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • all fingers and thumbs — adjective clumsy or awkward He tried to tie his shoelace but was all fingers and thumbs due to his nervousness. Syn: all thumbs …   Wiktionary

  • all thumbs / all fingers and thumbs —    If you are all fingers 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

  • be all fingers and thumbs — be all fingers and thumbs, have one s fingers all thumbs, etc see under ↑thumb • • • Main Entry: ↑finger * * * be all fingers and thumbs phrase to be unable to do a small difficult job because you cannot control your fingers well enough Thesaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • be all fingers and thumbs — British & Australian, American to be awkward with your hands and keep making mistakes. Can you thread this needle for me? I m all thumbs today. You know when you get nervous and you re all fingers and thumbs …   New idioms dictionary

  • be all fingers and thumbs Brit. — be all fingers and thumbs Brit. informal be clumsy. → finger …   English new terms dictionary

  • be all fingers and thumbs — ► be all fingers and thumbs Brit. informal be clumsy. Main Entry: ↑finger …   English terms dictionary

  • (be) all (fingers and) thumbs — be all (ˌfingers and) ˈthumbs idiom to be awkward with your hands so that you drop things or are unable to do sth Main entry: ↑thumbidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • fingers and thumbs — If you are all fingers and thumbs, you are being clumsy and not very skilled with your hands …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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