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Definition of the adjective All Thumbs
What does All Thumbs mean as an attribute of a noun?
- [idiomatic] Clumsy; awkward; not dextrous.
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All thumbs means clumsy, like a person with five thumbs on each hand and no other fingers. It often refers to physical ability, as in the Avalanche-Journal example, but may also refer to intellectual ability, as in the Fortune ...
by Ian Stuart-Hamilton
All thumbs Means the same ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
tie all things considered altogether all thumbs awkward, butter-fingered, clumsy , inept, maladroit all time eternity, ever, infinite, perpetual all together collectively, en masse, inclusive, tutti all two both allude advert, affirm, assert, communicate, ...
by John Ayto
All thumbs developed in the 19th century as an expression indicating a complete lack of dexterity. burn your fingers (or get your fingers bu med/burnt) suffer unpleasant consequences as a result of your actions. 1998 Times An American buyer ...
The Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)
More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein
all thumbs A moribund metaphor (see page 21). ambisinister; awkward; blundering; bumbling; bungling; clumsy; gawky; gauche; ham-handed; heavyhanded; inapt; inept; lubberly; lumbering; maladroit; ...
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Bulkee sleeps about 18 hours a day...so it was a real treat to see him awake.
Notice that two of his five fingers are thumbs.
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- All thumbs.
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- Kirk's all Thumbs
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- Vocus Is All Thumbs Up
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- English Vocabulary: Clumsy, Klutz, All Thumbs
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Video shows what all thumbs means. Clumsy; awkward; not dextrous.. all thumbs pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary dictionary. all ...
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