ham-fisted ham-fisted


  • (adj) lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands


  1. Created as a network-approved alternative to YouTube's grab bag, Hulu was at first roundly mocked as a ham-fisted corporate knockoff of the grass-roots glory that is YouTube.
  2. Linklater is surely no ham-fisted moralist, and his film has lots of attitude to shake a finger at.
  3. And despite their sometimes ham-fisted tactics, China's security apparatus is very careful about whom it targets, focusing on only a small group of activists.



    The Easton Police Department is washing its hands of a criminal complaint alleging First Selectman Tom Herrmann brought a critic of his administration to his knees by yanking the man forward in a ham-fisted handshake.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

  2. BBC presenter apologizes for saying Bartoli's 'not a looker'

    LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- BBC presenter John Inverdale apologized Sunday for his "ham-fisted" remarks when he said Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli was "not a looker."
    on July 8, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi called the exodus of ministers an "unmitigated disaster" caused by the ANC's "indecent haste" in removing Mbeki in such an "ill-conceived and ham-fisted" manner.
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Mangosuthu Buthelezi Source: Independent Online

  2. "Odierno's brigades and battalions earned a reputation for being overly aggressive," Ricks wrote in Fiasco. "Again and again, internal Army reports and commanders in interviews said that this unit ...... used ham-fisted approaches that may...
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Thomas Ricks Source: MiamiHerald.com

  3. Party leader Nick Clegg said: "I would like to congratulate April Pond for leading an excellent campaign in which she was an incredibly strong local candidate. Gordon Brown's growing failure as prime minister and his ham-fisted treatment of a...
    on Jul 24, 2009 By: Nick Clegg Source: Politics.co.uk

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