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Definition of the adjective All Thumbs

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  1. [idiomatic] Clumsy; awkward; not dextrous.

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Google previewIdioms in the News - 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples

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 ...

Google previewAn Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions (2007)

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

All thumbs Means the same ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

All thumbs developed in the 19th century as an expression indicating a complete lack of dexterity. burn your fingers (orget your fingers burned/burnt) suffer unpleasant consequences as a result of your actions. 1998Times An American buyer ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of ClichŽs (2013)

A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes by Christine Ammer

all things considered 7 all things toall men,tobe 7 all thumbs, tobe7 alltime high/ low 7 ...

Google previewCONCISE DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH COMBINED (IDIOMS, PHRASES, PROBERBS, SIMILIES) (2015)

by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD

All thumbs Clumsy. All to smash Ruined. All told With everything included. All very well To a certain extent. All very well True. All walks of life All professions and lifestyles. All well and good Basically good, but with some shortcomings.

Google previewThe 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; ...

Google previewCONCISE DICTIONARY OF PHRASES (2015)

by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD

All thumbs Clumsy. All to smash Ruined. All told With everything included. All very well To a certain extent. All very well True. All walks of life All professions and lifestyles. All well and good Basically good, but with some shortcomings. All wet ...

Google previewCONCISE DICTIONARY OF PHRASES (POCKET SIZE) (2015)

by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD

All thumbs Clumsy. All to smash Ruined. All told With everything included. All very well To a certain extent. All very well True. All walks of life All professions and lifestyles. All well and good Basically good, but with some shortcomings. All wet ...

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