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(to) be all thumbs 

subject: Idioms
to be awkward with your hands so that you drop things or are unable to do something

at the end of the day

subject: Idioms
something that you say before you give the most important fact of a situation

MUDDY THE WATERS

subject: Idioms
to make a situation more confused and less easy to understand or deal with

SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

subject: Idioms
to be unable to get a general understanding of a situation because you are too worried about the details

FALL INTO PLACE

subject: Idioms
when things fall into place, they happen in a satisfactory way, without problems

WORK LIKE A DREAM

subject: Idioms
to work or go extremely well, without any problems

a shot in the dark

subject: Idioms
an attempt to guess something when you have no information or knowledge about the subject and therefore cannot possibly know what the answer is

as a rule of thumb

subject: Idioms
a practical method of doing or measuring something, usually based on past experience rather than on exact measurement

touch (knock US) on wood

subject: Idioms
said in order to avoid bad luck, either when you mention good luck that you have had in the past or when you mention hopes you have for the future
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