fumbler


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Synonyms for fumbler

someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

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You learn, when studying this dark art, that few sights disturb the practical man or woman more than that of the fumbler wrestling on the floor with a dumb machine.
Hicks, a junior, seems surprisingly unfazed by his growing reputation as a fumbler, or as a back who does not run hard.
Today, though, he is more than delighted to be at the Garrick Theatre playing beloved, fez-clad fumbler Tommy Cooper.
Mum said it was peaceful until I showed up and started bawling, but she hadn't worried during the birth because she had `the Feeler and Fumbler to the Stars' taking charge - the same hands who delivered Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard's baby, not that we had much time to chat.
Note, too, that these phone fumblers haven't been sacked or even threatened with this.
The contest, which aims to find the country's best hill fumblers, rewards the lucky winners with a romantic getaway in a posh hotel - and more than 7,000 people turned up to watch last year.
Across this easily accessible reference readers meet not only such icons as Lincoln and Lee but also chronic fumblers whose tarnished reputations have most often sunk beneath the notice of the endless waves of Civil War histories.
A panel of "eminent" judges will test entwined lovers on their trundling techniques and award points out of 10 to find the country's greatest field fumblers.
I think it's time we all demanded from the number fumblers in Washington an explanation for this apparent divergence from reality.
But there are timid fumblers, like Senator Hillary Clinton, who first supported then rejected a plan by Gov.
Roger Ramsden, marketing director of Prudential UK and Europe, said, ``There are some financial wizards out there, but they are outnumbered by the money fumblers.
THE egg fumblers got their dream result on Saturday.
Executives, those unexamined pillars of the community, have such press immunity, and such scorn for the fumblers in public office (any fumbling of their own passing unrecorded), that when one of them is persuaded to go to Washington as a public duty, is subjected to brash reportorial questions, and is no longer safe behind an imposing walnut desk and the stillness of wall-to-wall carpeting, he often seems somewhat less spectacular.
Across this easily accessible reference, readers meet not only such icons as Lincoln and Lee, but also chronic fumblers whose tarnished reputations have most often sunk beneath the notice of the endless waves of Civil War histories.
The reader will find much about the fumblers, but little about those realities, and even less about the intellectual and moral mechanisms of the fumbling and denial.