Definition of nimble-fingered in English:

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1Having or showing skill with the hands; dexterous: nimble-fingered guitar work
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  • Two nimble-fingered artists show visitors how these crafts are created.
  • He truly was a precocious master of the Hammond and in a light jazz setting such nimble-fingered wizardry shines out.
  • Muscled, dark-skinned men and nimble-fingered women churn the nearby factories, paper mills, shops and food markets.
1.1 informal Prone to steal; thieving: a nimble-fingered pickpocket
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  • After she was caught on camera as she made off with a 635,000 euro Cartier ring in Paris, police are desperately trying to establish the identity of the nimble-fingered woman.
  • You're going to be bumped and jostled many times while you wait in line - one of those bumps could be a nimble-fingered thief taking your cash.
  • In its very first issue it portrayed the threat posed by young, nimble-fingered thieves to honest, upstanding citizens enjoying a day's outing.

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