cack-handed


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cack-handed

1. Unskilled or clumsy with one's hands. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. No, I'm too cack-handed to repair that delicate figurine.
2. Inept in one's personal interactions. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Tommy is so cack-handed that he'll never be able to mediate this situation.
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He added: "It was a pretty cack-handed effort that was bound to end in him being caught."
It is a self-inflicted wound and it is typical of the cack-handed way the game is promoted in this country.
A BLUNDERING burglar left a trail of blood across a Teesside suburb in a "cack-handed" crime spree.
Even supporters can see he's a cack-handed political klutz
Policy error in Europe was the most probable challenge to this and not a cack-handed withdrawal of Quantitative Easing in America, since that would suggest that Ben Bernanke's expertise on the Great Depression did not extend to 1937 when a sharp recession was sparked by premature tightening of both fiscal and monetary policy.
Not to mention hilarious to the rest of us when some cack-handed Casanova finds his crown jewels plastered across Facebook.
The Labour heavyweight, who lost out to younger brother Ed in the race for his party's leadership, said: "Since last Wednesday the consensus has formed that the Budget spin was cack-handed. I want to make the case today, however, that the substance was dangerously complacent - dangerously complacent about growth and dangerously complacent about youth unemployment as well."
Cable said he wanted a "proper industrial policy" to build a different kind of economy, rather than the "cack-handed interventionism" of the 1960s and 70s.
And it was even more disturbing to learn that the Indonesian government's response was apparently so cack-handed.
Speaking on the eve of Mrs May's keynote speech to the annual Police Federation conference, Ms Cooper will claim that the Home Secretary's "cack-handed approach to reform" means that communities will pay the price.
Sirs, in response to your 'cack-handed article' (9 Nov/Dec 2010, pg 24/25), you request designers to contact you if they are designing products for the left handed ...
But, as a pre-budget exercise, attacking the HRI in such a cack-handed manner did them little favour.
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.
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.