ham-handed ham-handed

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. As long as we're talking about ham-handed measures, we might also want to consider the most ham-handed pay regulation of all progressive income taxes.
  2. It's hardly Royal's first ham-handed approach to foreign policy, which is any French president's principal brief.
  3. It's great to see the ham-handed machinations of the Bush Administration exposed.

News

  1. Movie review: White House Down

    Director Roland Emmerich managed to use his ham-handed technique to make the most entertaining, cheesy, dumb-ass movie of the summer (so far). by Ed Johnson-Ott I had more fun at White House Down than at any movie I've seen so far this summer. This is that rare summer flick that delivers exactly what it promises: two-plus hours of rollicking, preposterous, often downright cheesy action with lots ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Nuvo

  2. Concert Previews

    Brad Paisley Until "Accidental Racist," the well-meaning but ham-handed attempt at a race-related conversation with LL Cool J on his new album Wheelhouse, Brad Paisley did pretty much everything right in his career. And though the country guitar
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "That's a pretty ham-handed description of what I answered," Goolsbee said of the memo's description of "political positioning." "A: In no possible way was that a reference to NAFTA. And B: In no possible way was I inferring that he was going...
    on Mar 2, 2008 By: Austan Goolsbee Source: FOXNews

  2. "I think the confusion and the ham-handed way that these firings was done certainly undermines the confidence of the Justice Department," Kyl said Sunday. "And part of his effort to come up and testify before the Hill will be to restore some...
    on Apr 8, 2007 By: Jon Kyl Source: Forbes

  3. "To my mind, it seems ham-handed insensitivity that brought Negroponte and Boucher to Pakistan. Because certainly no one has welcomed their visit here," said Pervez Hoodbhoy, a leading political commentator. "It's a sign of panic, anxiety, of...
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Pervez Hoodbhoy Source: Seattle Times

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