all thumbs

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all thumbs [idiom]

very awkward with your hands

دست و پا چلفتی

دست و پا چلفتی


I'm all fingers and thumbs today. That's the second plate I've dropped this morning.

امروز دست و پا چلفتی شدم. این دومین بشقابیه که امروز صبح از دستم افتاده.

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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

be all fingers and thumbs British English informal , be all thumbs American English informal

to be unable to control your fingers very well, so that you cannot do something : ‘Do you want some help unwrapping that?’ ‘Yes please, I’m all fingers and thumbs today.’

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 be all (ˌfingers and) ˈthumbs
to be awkward with your hands so that you drop things or are unable to do something

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 9th edition © Oxford University Press, 2015

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

all ( fingers and) thumbs informal

very awkward with your hands:

Can you untangle this thread for me? I'm all thumbs today.

© Cambridge University Press 2013



From the proverb "When he should get aught, each finger is a thumb." from John Heywood's Collection of 1546.


all thumbs ‎(not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Clumsy; awkward; not dextrous.

    I am all thumbs when it comes to shuffling cards.

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