What does 'All fingers and thumbs' mean?
Meaning: If you're all fingers and thumbs, you are too excited or clumsy to do something properly that requires manual dexterity. 'All thumbs' is an alternative form of the idiom.
Contributor: Richard Flynn
Country: International English | Subject Area: Body and bodily functions | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Fingers and thumbs
- Thumbs down & thumbs up
- Keep your fingers crossed
- Sticky fingers
- Slip through one's fingers
- Burn your fingers
- Work your fingers to the bone
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