cack-handed


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cack-handed

 
1. (British & Australian informal) lacking skill with your hands Rob made a cack-handed attempt to fix the door and now it won't close at all. She doesn't strike me as the practical sort - she's a bit cack-handed.
2. (British & Australian informal) lacking skill in the way that you deal with people What struck me was the cack-handed way that he dealt with the whole situation.
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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.
However good they are, stupendous singing and playing cannot rescue laughable sets and cack-handed directorial ideas.
MENTION of the murder reminds me of a previous visit to South Africa, when I was gobsmacked to see an ill-dressed chap playing cack-handed off the tee during the South African Open.
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).
Labour MSP Iain Gray backed his concerns, saying: "Either this is another power grab by SNP ministers or cack-handed incompetence.
He added: "This has been a ham-fisted, cack-handed way to go about things and all it's done is get everybody's backs up.
It was only a matter of time before Bob's cack-handed swindling came to light - and that time is now.
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.
But there's some cack-handed editing, an irksome words go in here voice-over, intrusive music switches and a shockingly sentimental twist.
Furthermore, his near-infinite floaty jump means even cack-handed gamers should see most of Triple Deluxe's delights - even if some increasingly devious design means only the skilled will uncover its abundant secrets.
NEWCASTLE are facing a massive backlash from fans after a series of provocative gaffes from an abrasive Joe Kinnear in a second cack-handed interview.