ham-fisted

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ham-fisted (comparative more ham-fisted, superlative most ham-fisted)

  1. Lacking skill in physical movement, especially with the hands
  2. (by extension) Lacking skill in general
    • 2008 December 6, “Jean has done Canada a favour”:
      Harper has a few weeks' grace, during which he and his ham-fisted finance minister, Jim Flaherty, can ponder the error of their ways.

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