You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- He clenched his fists in anger.
- When he saw his name on the list of successful candidates he clenched his fist and shouted, “Yes!”
Not willing to spend or give much money, not generous with money. SYN – mean, stingy.
- Don’t expect to get a nice present from him. He’s too tight-fisted.
Ham-fisted (US also – ham-handed)
Doing things in an awkward, unskilled way when using your hands or not careful or gentle enough when dealing with people. SYN – clumsy
- Customers’ complaints were dealt with in a really ham-fisted way.
Referência: “Gems of Wisdom – Inspirational Messages to Enhance the Quality of Your Life and Improve Your English” de Jack Scholes – Disal Editora, 2007. Leia a resenha. Adquira seu exemplar na Disal ou no Submarino.