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1torpepatoso Spain informal
- It is difficult to conceive a more cack-handed, clumsy way of running a regional fund programme, even assuming there was a case on enhanced economic performance grounds for doing so.
- He said: ‘I can only describe it as an amateurish, cack-handed attempt at health promotion by some staggeringly inept students.’
- Yesterday, though, there were no such difficulties as the belly putter he adopted just a few weeks back, and the cack-handed grip with which he has been experimenting these past few days, combined to take him out in 32 and back in 30.
- In the same way that referees who call too much attention to themselves on the pitch demean the spectacle by disrupting everyone's concentration, cack-handed sportscasters are also an obstacle to our enjoyment of live sport.
- From what I'm led to believe it's all been done in a bit of a cack-handed way and in essence it seems he does not care.
- The subtlety of the original, and the intensity rendered as much by its bleak, thoughtful ending as the stark black and white visuals, are entirely absent from this cack-handed renovation.
- But I do know good music from bad music, and I can tell the difference between talented musicians and tone-deaf cack-handed wannabes with no sense of rhythm.
- It's just an excuse, really, to dissolve traditional barriers of class and upbringing and simply marvel at how cack-handed people are when they try and do things they know nothing about.
- I know the police are overstretched but I don't think they leave the investigation of attempted murders to cack-handed private investigators.
- Some paintings seem unresolved, even cack-handed.
- Clearly his is a cack-handed attempt to cash in on the growing public desire to take wild places into the ownership and control of the communities that live around them.
- But have we really got to the stage where a single joke, however cack-handed, brings a whole profession into disrepute?
- So instead I ask the straight girls amongst you to help out the naïve and cack-handed man in your life.
- But why should an English-based paper want to stir things in such a cack-handed fashion?
- But in pragmatic terms, it was the most cack-handed loss of a golden opportunity.
- The lies listed above may seem obvious or cack-handed, but remember that they don't have to stick.
- It would not be the first example of an unusually cack-handed attempt to get his message across last week.
- Did they deliberately conceal what was going on in a cack-handed attempt to allay public panic?
- In a kind of cack-handed way, I believe that the public takes a lead from institutions.
- While this is, at first glance, a compliment, it turns out to be a rather cack-handed one.