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all fingers and thumbs

Definition of all fingers and thumbs

British

  1. :  extremely awkward or clumsy <Sorry I dropped the vase; I'm all fingers and thumbs today.> <I'm all fingers and thumbs when it comes to wrapping packages.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

fingerplay fingers
  1. :  any of the five terminating members of the hand :  a digit of the forelimb

    :  one other than the thumb

    :  something that resembles a finger

  1. :  to touch or feel with the fingers

    :  to play (a musical instrument) with the fingers

    :  to play (as notes or chords) with a specific fingering

thumbplay thumbs
  1. :  the short thick digit of the human hand that is analogous in position to the big toe and differs from the other fingers in having only two phalanges, allowing greater freedom of movement, and being opposable to each of them

    :  a corresponding digit in lower animals

    :  the part of a glove or mitten that covers the thumb

  1. :  to leaf through (pages) with the thumb :  turn

    :  to soil or wear by or as if by repeated thumbing

    :  to request or obtain (a ride) in a passing automobile by signaling with the thumb


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