The British Idiom – Butterfingers
Definition of Butterfingers
A person described as butterfingers is a person who is always dropping things. Imagine your fingers are covered in melted butter, and how difficult it would be to hold onto anything without dropping it.
Examples of Usage of Butterfingers
You dropped your keys down the drain? How could you be so butter fingered? She’s a real butterfingers, dropping everything on the floor. If she asks to help with the washing up, decline politely and tell her you’ve got a dishwasher, even if you haven’t.
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