have butterfingers

have butterfingers

To be clumsy, usually momentarily, by dropping or failing to catch something. I dropped another plate! I guess I just have butterfingers today. Coach, don't put Jimmy in the outfield—he has butterfingers!
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Even the best mechanics can have butterfingers and drop a hammer, wrench or screwdriver sometime.