All Thumbs

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Uncomfortable for doing things, specifically with hands

Etymology:

  • Thumbs actually help fingers to hold and pick things as well as to do all the tasks easily. Just imagine, what will happen if all your fingers turn into thumbs. Definitely, it will become hard for you to pick small things, dialing phone, typing on keywords, making sketches, and several others things to do. Hence, this idiom is used when someone feels uncomfortable doing tasks with hands.
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Sara cannot draw the tiny items in sketches for her project. She is all thumbs.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'All Thumbs':

all thumbsClumsy; awkward; not dextrous.
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