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I know "awkward" has several meanings, but can I say that someone who breaks or drops things easily (for example, a waiter/bus boy who buses a table and then drops some dishes, or someone who lets a vase fall and while picking it up, hits a cup of coffee etc) is awkward? Or is there another adjective to suit this?

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juliano said:
I know "awkward" has several meanings, but can I say that someone who breaks or drops things easily (for example, a waiter/bus boy who buses a table and then drops some dishes, or someone who lets a vase fall and while picking it up, hits a cup of coffee etc) is awkward? Or is there another adjective to suit this?

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"butter fingers" measn unable to catch or hold
When Anna dropped the ball, Shelly said, "Butter fingers!"

"cement hands" means awkward hands
Joey can't type; he's got cement hands.

Hope it helps.
http://home.t-online.de/home/toni.goeller/idiom_wm/id116.htm#cement hands


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A person who drops things, etc, is 'clumsy'. ;-)
 

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juliano said:
I know "awkward" has several meanings, but can I say that someone who breaks or drops things easily (for example, a waiter/bus boy who buses a table and then drops some dishes, or someone who lets a vase fall and while picking it up, hits a cup of coffee etc) is awkward? Or is there another adjective to suit this?

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I like clumsy.

We can also say that person is a "klutz", is "careless", is "accident-prone", or, we can say "he is a bull in a china shop". :lol:
 
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