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ham-handed

In a clumsy manner; lacking care and skill. The candidate's ham-handed attempts to woo voters just ended up annoying them. Sorry for all the typos—I'm too ham-handed to hit the right keys on this tiny keyboard.

ham-handed

mod. lacking dexterity; clumsy. If I wasn’t so ham-handed, I could probably fix the thing myself.
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In another scene the lascivious minister ham-handedly flirts with a hospital receptionist at her desk complete with wolf whistle and declarations that as a Man of God he deserves special treatment.
* While we can certainly appreciate the remarks that Archbishop O'Brien has recently made concerning the disposition of nuclear weapons, we cannot forget that this is the same man who, as archbishop for the military, ham-handedly tried to ensure that Fr.
"Now, they do this rather ham-handedly, I must admit, but at the same time if you really think about this, Senator Webb has released Yettaw, he has seen General Then Shwe, he has seen Suu Kyi," he told Al Jazeera.
She was, of course, in a very subjective manner, talking about the glitz and the high-rises in the Desert Dream (it was one in a long line of newspaper reports that ham-handedly trashed Dubai for daring to think out of C the bin).
"What is being launched tomorrow is poorly planned, prematurely implemented and ham-handedly rolled out." So said a press release "rocket" from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), quoting President and CEO Larry Minnix on the eve of the federal government's December 18 release of its Five-Star Rating System for nursing homes.
At other times it is ham-handedly partisan and polemical.
This label refers to parts of Moktada Al-Sadr's Mahdi Army, which Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and his security forces ham-handedly sought to confront and undermine in Basra before the fall local elections.
It is quite another thing to fashion unity out of diversity by suppressing parental rights and undertaking (however naively or ham-handedly) the social engineering of children.