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be all fingers and thumbs

UK (US be all thumbs) to ​moveyourhands in an ​awkward way: I'm all ​fingers and ​thumbs today. That's the second ​plate I've ​dropped this ​morning.
(Definition of be all fingers and thumbs from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be all fingers and thumbs”
in Chinese (Simplified) 手不够灵巧, 笨手笨脚…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手不夠靈巧, 笨手笨腳…
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