ham-fisted


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  • adj

Synonyms for ham-fisted

Synonyms for ham-fisted

lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

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Miami) serves up more punch-lines that fail to hit their target with this ham-fisted yarn, boldly described as 'a huge comedy with tiny balls'.
Roundly condemned for its ham-fisted handling of the foot and mouth crisis, Defra has managed to underspend its budget by pounds 747 million in the five years since it was formed.
Rigid school bureaucracies and psychobabble-spouting 'experts' have twisted such authority as remains into alien--and alienating--shapes, so that kids today are more likely than ever to go to disorderly schools, whose only answers to the disorder are ham-fisted rules and therapeutic techniques designed to manipulate students' behaviour, rather than to initiate them into a genuine civil and moral order.
A book that provided a unified field theory of cheating would be especially welcome just now, which makes this ham-fisted effort all the more disappointing.
Another obvious source of backlash has been against the International Monetary Fund's ham-fisted conduct in Latin America and our overall inattention to what has been happening there.
No doubt McDonald's would also respond with some ham-fisted legal action that would all but guarantee years of free fast-food bashing to come.
Though he scores easy laughs with found footage of the president's syntactical buffoonery, his jokey song cues ("Vacation" when Bush goes on vacation, "Cocaine" when his past is discussed) come off as ham-fisted and predictable.
A sweepingly romantic tale, but the ham-fisted and too-reverential script gets in the way of the drama.
Amazon spokesman Andrew Herdener called the deletions an "embarrassing and ham-fisted cataloguing error for a company that prides itself on offering complete selection.
The body count in Robert Ben Garant's ham-fisted yarn is surprisingly high, in inverse proportion to the laughs, which are milked from tired physical comedy like the hero concealing a tiny homing device where the sun don't shine so the FBI can track his movements, so to speak.
ROBERT BEN GARANT serves up more punch-lines that fail to hit their target with this ham-fisted yarn, an underdog story set in the high-velocity world of competitive ping-pong (yes, really) with Christopher Walken as the camp villain.
Bob Paton is an experienced and dedicated teacher who has ripped back the layers of political chicanery to reveal the often tragic consequences that have resulted from the ham-fisted federal policies imposed upon the states, who in turn, impose them on the school districts, who in their turn impose them upon the classroom teachers who, in order to meet scholastic improvement quotas and deadlines, 'teach the test' instead of getting at the root causes of scholastic underachievement.
The album's title track - but not its strongest - reads like a ham-fisted ``skateboarders of the world, unite'' checklist of the symptoms of adolescent malaise.
But then, if your real legacy is endless hours of ham-fisted soap, the difficulty is obvious
Despite this ham-fisted religious agenda, however, there is one place where Bush would like to see a stronger separation of church and state: Iraq.