Значение идиомы heavy-handed

[heavy-handed] {adj.} 1. Not skillful or graceful; clumsy.

George is heavy-handed and seldom catches the ball.

My sisterplays the piano badly; she is too heavy-handed.

Tim told aheavy-handed joke about the principal’s baldness that embarrassedeveryone.

2. Likely to hit or punish hard; harsh or cruel in making obey.

Years ago many fathers were heavy-handed bosses intheir homes.

Many American colonists believed that the English taxcollectors were too heavy-handed.


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