all thumbs

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Clumsy; awkward; not dextrous.

Etymology:

  • From the proverb "when he should get aught, each finger is a thumb", from John Heywood's Collection of 1546.
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I am all thumbs when it comes to shuffling cards.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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All ThumbsUncomfortable for doing things, specifically with hands
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