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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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The Modi administration's ham-handed strike can be seen as a regrettable attempt to change the demographic make-up of the disputed area.
Trump has been even more ham-handed in his dealings with China.
But the fact that they made a ham-handed plan, got caught and then lied about it in full view of the watching cameras has meant that it's been treated the same way as corporate embezzlement or worse.
It's a pain, he said, 'but not the end of the world.' And because he is bothered by Facebook's 'ham-handed' response to recent problems, the inconvenience is worth it.
My goal, in my ham-handed way, was to call out potential hypocrisy," Reid told(https://www.mediaite.com/online/joy-reid-apologizes-for-past-anti-gay-articles-insensitive-tone-deaf-and-dumb/) Mediaite , in a statement.
The Bach Festival only made things worse, with a ham-handed press release that awkwardly acknowledged that Halls had been fired.
The crux of the battle was his ham-handed attempt to grab $300 million in cash reserves from a nonprofit.
Mass quantities of money, it appears, can have a ham-handed effect on delicate political balances.
Americans' lack of understanding of the outside world fuels isolationism, and could lead to ham-handed foreign policy mistakes.
There's no question that NCLB held up this ideal in a ham-handed way, but its intention was honorable because it signaled the centrality of teaching quality to student learning.
Iran sought to kill that story in a very ham-handed way.
The result is that politicians tend to deal with industrial negotiations in a very ham-handed fashion, due to lack of understanding.
The executive said that China's broad stock market intervention, including state-funded share buying was 'ham-handed' and 'sloppy.'
But early lobbying attempts by enthusiasts were ham-handed, and reservations over carrying concealed handguns on campus slowed the conversation.
"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."