Definition of make a poor fist of
- He made a poor fist of explaining his reasons.
: behave, act
: to begin or seem to begin (an action)
: to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone
: the manner or style in which a thing is constructed
: the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person
: lacking material possessions
: of, relating to, or characterized by poverty
: less than adequate : meager
: the hand clenched with the fingers doubled into the palm and the thumb doubled inward across the fingers
: the hand closed as in grasping : clutch
: to grip with the fist : handle
: to clench into a fist
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