cack-handed


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cack-handed

1. Unskilled or clumsy with one's hands. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. No, I'm too cack-handed to repair that delicate figurine.
2. Inept in one's personal interactions. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Tommy is so cack-handed that he'll never be able to mediate this situation.
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And it was even more disturbing to learn that the Indonesian government's response was apparently so cack-handed.
But, as a pre-budget exercise, attacking the HRI in such a cack-handed manner did them little favour.
It will be interesting to see whether he unleashes some of his cack-handed strokes in Tests, The Sun reports.
Fitting too, as I always did reckon that, as girl bands go, the Spice Girls were a bit cack-handed.
Not least worklessness, deepened by the recession his party helped create, and drugs, a problem exacerbated by Labour's cack-handed approach to cannabis.
We are being conned by yet another result of this cack-handed, ill thought-out, inefficient privatised railway mess - and the Welsh government should take control of all Welsh lines and companies and set up a WALES RAIL network run for the benefit of the passengers, with any profits ploughed back in to the system rather than paying dividends and armies of consultants and accountants.
FOR years John Gallagher put up with doubters telling him to change because he would never achieve anything with "that cack-handed grip".
However good they are, stupendous singing and playing cannot rescue laughable sets and cack-handed directorial ideas.
One moment that's supposed to be dramatic is just comical, and I hated a priest's cack-handed attempt to explain what's happening to Linda.
Modelled on the excellent German Bundesgartenschauen, the project is to be a permanent and developing community amenity (unlike the earlier cack-handed British experiments with the idea in the Thatcherite '80s, where the original German system of providing amenities for run-down cities, was subverted to become cheap launch pads for second-rate development).
The seeds of that move were sown last summer when China, thanks to a change in its currency management and a cack-handed stock market intervention, turned from being a source of stability to a source of volatility.
Cameron and George Osborne are making a cack-handed attempt to slash the welfare bill by depriving hardworking, low-income families of an average PS1,350 each.
Labour MSP Iain Gray backed his concerns, saying: "Either this is another power grab by SNP ministers or cack-handed incompetence.
True, Cardiff council has been somewhat cack-handed in the way it's delivered change to its system of waste collection.
But that the spotlight is once again being turned on FIFA - even in such a cack-handed, selfserving manner - can only be a good thing.