American Idioms and Expressions

All Thumbs Idiom

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all thumbs
What does all thumbs mean?
to have difficulty fixing things or working with one`s hands, to be clumsyMy friend is all thumbs when fixing things around his house.
all thumbs
What does all thumbs mean?
to be awkward and clumsy, a difficulty in fixing things or working with one's handsThe janitor is all thumbs and he can never fix something without making it worse.
all thumbs
What does all thumbs mean?
to have difficulty fixing things or working with one`s hands, to be clumsy My friend is all thumbs when he fixes things around his house.

all thumbs
What does all thumbs mean?
to be awkward and clumsy, a difficulty in fixing things or working with one's hands The man is all thumbs and he can never fix something without making it worse.


Some Random Idioms
Stew in your own juices
What does "Stew in your own juices" mean?
If you leave someone to stew in their own juices, you leave them to worry about the consequences of what they have done wrong or badly.
do the dishes
What does "do the dishes" mean?
to wash and dry dishesWe did the dishes soon after eating dinner.
make (someone) eat crow
What does "make (someone) eat crow" mean?
cause someone to admit an error or retract a statementI wanted the supervisor to eat crow and admit that she had made a mistake.
hard of hearing
What does "hard of hearing" mean?
unable to hear well, partially deaf My grandfather is hard of hearing.

take a shower/bath
What does "take a shower/bath" mean?
to batheI usually take a shower when I get home from work.
At the top of the list
What does "At the top of the list" mean?
If something is at the top of the list, it is of highest priority, most important, most urgent, or the next in one's line of attention.
numbnuts
What does "numbnuts" mean?
dumb, worthless person
superjock
What does "superjock" mean?
great athelete or sports competitor

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