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The meaning of "all thumbs"

" All thumbs "
Meaning:
Clumsy or physically inept.
Example:
I just can't manage to tie this bow tie - I'm all thumbs.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 19th century. A variant of the 16th century expression 'each finger was a thumb'.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, more used by the older generations.
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