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ham-handed

mod. lacking dexterity; clumsy. If I wasn’t so ham-handed, I could probably fix the thing myself.
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BM" wrote: "Th" performance made the very utmost of the jibes at social rank and the ham-handed way that politicians are supposed to interfere.
Also ever-popular is the Kumamoto, a variation of the Japanese Gigas known for its deep cup and subsequent ability to prevent the most ham-handed shucker from spilling the precious bay water locked inside.
Mr Jack Watkins, who appeared for Roberts described the crime as "particularly inept and clumsy and executed in a bungling and ham-handed fashion.
This is music to the ears of gamers who have long suffered due to GFWL's ham-handed DRM component.
Unfortunately we were not able, perhaps one reason for that was the huge propaganda that was created against this case," which some saw as a ham-handed effort to blame the outside world for Jabbari's execution.
McDonough concludes by stringing together more tedious pro-abortion talking points, including a ham-handed NARAL poll as evidence the public is on their side.
Hadn't he visualised that in the event of his ham-handed administrative measures, he would have to contend with Qadri's rampaging hordes?
In truth, the problem with "Holler'' wasn't really the music at all, but the ham-handed, sentimentalized story line concocted to underpin it.
The state Legislature's approach to budget-cutting has been predictably ham-handed, which is to say schools have been treated like raw meat: "If you can't afford what you want to buy, just buy less of it.
None of this means the bishops are poised to drop their objections to the birth control mandate itself Most still think it is problematic, and they are joined in that view by Catholics across the spectrum who say that at the very least it was a ham-handed policy solution and poorly executed by the White House.
Business may well get caught ham-handed, as they have been in go-slow mode for years.
O'Hern acknowledged that there are those skeptical that the Quds Force would be involved in such a ham-handed plot and that it would form an alliance with drug cartels.
Our Framework would allow Congress to develop priorities on the spending and revenue sides and avoid ham-handed, across-the-board cuts and drastic tax increases that would hammer the nation's taxpayers and potentially throw the U.
The film is riddled with abrupt cuts, testimony to ham-handed editing, censorship or the miserable condition of the original 35mm print -- prints, actually, since around the last reel of this projection, it acquired French subtitles.
In fact, there are more child-friendly entertainment options than ever before, no thanks to the government's ham-handed interference.