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ham-fisted

adjective
     
ham-fist‧ed also ham-handed informal
1 not at all skilful or careful in the way that you deal with people [= inept]:
They made several ham-fisted attempts to spy on her.
2 not at all skilful with your hands [= clumsy]

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