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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  • Surprisingly he had rather large hands but was nimble-fingered which proved invaluable in his role as a butcher and musician.
  • Mairead stole the show with her flamboyance and nimble fingered fiddling.
  • The nimble-fingered girls in the packing room attracted the attention of the King and Queen.
1.1 informal Prone to steal; thieving: a nimble-fingered pickpocket
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  • You, my dear old friend, have been the greatest boon to my budding nimble-fingered career, and aye, my comrade since first we met.
  • Their only means of subsistence appear to be in theft, and in this they are said to outrival even the nimble-fingered islanders of the South Seas.
  • 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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