walk and chew gum (at the same time)

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walk and chew gum (at the same time)

humorous To be able to do two or more things at once. Often used in the negative to convey ineptitude. I'm quite capable of watching the grill while I water the flowers—I can walk and chew gum at the same thank you very much. He's a sweet kid, but the new intern can't walk and chew gum. He managed to throw out the letters I told him to take to the mail office.
See also: and, chew, gum, same, walk
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It makes you wonder whether, as someone said of former US president Gerald Ford, she can walk and chew gum at the same time.
Enemies said of one 20th century US president that he was so dumb that he could not walk and chew gum at the same time.