0

Idioms - What does the phrase "I'm all thumbs" mean?

1 年前
The idiom 'I am all thumbs' used to mean that a person is clumsy. Clumsy means that a person is awkward and uncoordinated. If you told your child, "You are all thumbs", this would be considered negative statement, not a compliment.🤕 It would mean they may drop their books frequently, or could not catch a ball.

Teenagers today are changing the meaning of the idiom. Have you watched a young person texting on their smartphone at lightening speed with just their thumbs? The meaning of idiom within the sentence: You are all thumbs could soon become a compliment!

The New York Times article discusses this idiom.
Here are other idioms extracted from the New York Times.

idioms
Questions
  1. What other idioms do you use freqently?
  2. What sentence in the New York Times article shows that the writer thinks the meaning of this idiom 'all thumbs' may change in the future?

受欢迎的

0
Diana Alejandra
Flag西班牙语8 小时前
评论: 0报告
trabalenguas
practica
espanol
actividad
divertida
0
Alejandra
Flag西班牙语3 小时前
评论: 0报告
0
Nicole
Flag英语19 小时前
评论: 3报告
english
fluency
speaking
listening

Marie

Flag
(2.816)
$18.00-23.00
USD/h
class
英语
globe
美国
time
4.977
预订课程