The Alternative English Dictionary: all thumbs

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Entry definition

all thumbs etymology From the proverb "When he should get aught, each finger is a thumb." from John Heywood's Collection of 1546.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (idiomatic) Clumsy; awkward; not dextrous. I am all thumbs when it comes to shuffling cards.
related terms:
  • thumb
  • mostly thumbs

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