butterfingers

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From butter +‎ fingers, suggesting that someone is clumsy and drops things as if their hands are coated in slippery butter.

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butterfingers (plural butterfingers)

  1. (idiomatic, informal) Someone who tends to drop things; (more generally) someone who is clumsy or uncoordinated; a klutz.
    I am such a butterfingers. That’s the third drink I’ve spilled today.

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