ham-fisted


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ham-fisted

1. Uncoordinated or clumsy with one's hands. My mother does beautiful calligraphy, but I'm so ham-fisted that I can barely hold the pen. No, I'm too ham-fisted to repair that delicate figurine.
2. Inept in one's personal interactions. Tommy is so ham-fisted that he'll never be able to mediate this situation.
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Social workers have had plenty of bad press of late, but given the ham-fisted way they've handled this case they deserve all the flak they get.
Miami) serves up more punch-lines that fail to hit their target with this ham-fisted yarn, boldly described as 'a huge comedy with tiny balls'.
Mr Benson told Wolverhampton Crown Court: "It was ham-fisted, it was amateurish and he knows what he did was wrong.
Although the plays include "some tortuous plots, obscure dialogue, and ham-fisted love scenes," they played a significant strategic role in the political evolution of Ireland at the time.
I know she's good, but she's not that good and could only have done so courtesy of some ham-fisted mixing by BBC engineers who believe we prefer to hear her rather than the fans.
Roundly condemned for its ham-fisted handling of the foot and mouth crisis, Defra has managed to underspend its budget by pounds 747 million in the five years since it was formed.
But then, if your real legacy is endless hours of ham-fisted soap, the difficulty is obvious
Director Stefan Novinski - likely sensing Finkle invites no room for nuance - lets the action get as ham-fisted as fate will have it be.
They saw the Religious Right's ham-fisted involvement in the case, and it shocked them.
The dazzling hypocrisy of Bush's take on states' rights is only outdone by this ham-fisted capitulation to the freaky far right.
Nixon wanted dirt on Ellsberg, so his men dispatched a ham-fisted outfit to Los Angeles to see what Fielding had.
His behaviour has been grossly unprofessional and, unfortunately, is all too characteristic of the sort of ham-fisted incompetence that we have come to associate with the WRU.
Whereas The Next Best thing is thoughtful, if a mite ham-fisted, Three To Tango can best be described as flippant.
The British government's rather ham-fisted attempt to suppress a list of its special intelligence service (SIS) officers has seen the list propagated widely over the web.
A NEW York policeman has the job of hunting down an Iraqi demon in this ham-fisted horror.