all fingers and thumbs

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Definition of all fingers and thumbs

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: 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.

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“All fingers and thumbs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20fingers%20and%20thumbs. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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