ham-fisted


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lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

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Ham-fisted fiscal policy raises the specter of double dip recession ahead.
The construction is so unsubtle it is almost ham-fisted.
This ham-fisted approach of demanding 30pc seems a favoured business stratagem so by applying for a 30pc increase, they are using ill-founded logic that end users will eventually settle for 15pc, whereas if they had asked for a 15pc increase in the first place, they would have to settle for even less.
Savage cuts in manpower and the ham-fisted introduction of new technology brought the workforce to its knees.
A sweepingly romantic tale, but the ham-fisted and too-reverential script gets in the way of the drama.
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.
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.
We'll have plenty of time to do so while we clean up the public relations mess created by the recent ham-fisted laptop implementations.
Paradoxically, the more he moves toward flatness and pattern, the more alive Bas's paintings look, and the more his deliberately ham-fisted touches--like the stenciled vase that flies through the air in Telekinesis, spilling a bouquet of earnestly daubed pink-and-green flowers--achieve a sly hilarity.
A ham-fisted thief who caused over pounds 2,800 of damage when he tried to break into a house three times, is being hunted by police.
Writer-director James Toback's umpteenth ham-fisted exploration of the straight mating ritual is a poor man's indecent Proposal, with Neve Campbell playing the pickup artist and having a gauzy tryst with another woman.
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.