butterfingered love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having slippery or weak fingers; clumsy in the use of the hands.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Apt to let things fall, or to let them slip away; not skillful in using the hands; slippery; careless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective prone to dropping things; clumsy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

Etymologies

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From butter fingers.

Examples

  • Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam admitted his country has a cultural problem when it comes to fielding as the tourists '' butterfingered 'summer continued to haunt them on day one of the third Test against Australia at Bellerive on Thursday.

    Sportal.com.au - Latest News Headlines

  • Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam admitted his country has a cultural problem when it comes to fielding as the tourists '' butterfingered 'summer continued to haunt them on day one of the third Test against Australia at Bellerive on Thursday.

    Sportal.com.au - Latest News Headlines

  • For the chronically butterfingered there's even a magnified input area from which you can adjust your "ink" to whatever size you please—no reading glasses necessary.

    Your Digital Scribe

  • With Marco Pierre White's unruly hair and Jay Rayner's beard, Roland seems a composite of the sort of modern foodie we associate with frantic TV kitchens full of effing and blinding, so it was refreshing the way he suffered his fools – dim waitress Kiki, butterfingered Axel ( "Careful with the plates – you're not at a Greek wedding") – like children with learning difficulties.

    Downton Abbey; Whites; DCI Banks; Inspector George Gently; Horizon

  • I wonder if the high rate of butterfingered notebook computer owners suggests that those daft enough to take a computer to the beach are also daft enough not to look after it properly!

    Seawater killed two-thirds of dunked mobile phones

  • She starts out in a vision as a jazz club singer and turns up later as a butterfingered attorney bound for Kenya.

    2008 October : Bev Vincent

  • She starts out in a vision as a jazz club singer and turns up later as a butterfingered attorney bound for Kenya.

    Weekend ketchup : Bev Vincent

  • The butterfingered Vikings fumbled six times, including a pair by tailback Adrian Peterson, but the Saints recovered only three of the bobbles.

    Saints Beat Farve, Vikings. | CurveHouse.com

  • "We dropped the hammer on the villains," said Colby, either mired in cliches, or else bragging about how butterfingered they were with their tool belt.

    Tallulah Morehead: Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Robbed!

  • "We dropped the hammer on the villains," said Colby, either mired in cliches, or else bragging about how butterfingered they were with their tool belt.

    Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Robbed!

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