"all fingers and thumbs" meaning in English

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Adjective

Head templates: {{en-adj|-|head=all fingers and thumbs}} all fingers and thumbs (not comparable)
  1. (of a person) clumsy or awkward Tags: not-comparable, of a person
    Sense id: all_fingers_and_thumbs-en-adj-bu5ukfxG Synonyms (clumsy or awkward): all thumbs Related terms: all eyes and ears

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