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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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If a regulator doesnt have these qualities, they are prone to be ham-handed, and likely to overplay their hand.
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.
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.
Business may well get caught ham-handed, as they have been in go-slow mode for years.
That was perhaps a bit ham-handed of the Obama administration, which relied on the recommendation of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), some of whose former aides assisted environmental groups in lobbying for Binz.
It began with the ham-handed way that governments in Europe and America, in particular, had taken to enforcing multiculturalism.
This forend is thin, but only the most ham-handed of us or a bad accident will damage it.
However, I have always considered Shinde to be a man with a determination to get things done- though he might go about it softly and sometimes in such a rather ham-handed fashion that no one's quite aware of what he might have accomplished,
Kerry has a lot of good intentions and a real sense of mission" but in practice "looks like a naive and ham-handed diplomat who has been acting like a bull in the china shop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," a columnist wrote last week in the Israeli daily Hretz.
As a music journalist for MTV who covered the rise and fall of Napster and was therefore witness to some of the music industry's more ham-handed tactics-still best personified by Metallica's Lars Ulrich and best satirized by the animated clip "Napster Bad," which come to think of it was one of the first viral videos--I couldn't help but sympathize with music fans who wanted easy access to their favorite tunes without forking over ridiculous amounts for bloated CDs.
Fu said the government is using a wide array of subtle and ham-handed tactics to persecute Christians, targeting house church leaders and churches in urban areas.
Numerous experts, officials, and even lawmakers have suggested that the Obama administration was engaged in a ham-handed coverup surrounding the deadly attack in Benghazi since the news first broke.