There's something endearingly gauche and ham-fisted about the way in which this tune a-l-m-o-s-t succeeds as a Stock Aitken Waterman soundalike, but ultimately just falls short.
The Slovakians' ability to pass the ball around a pitch that was hardly conducive to an expansive approach embarrassed the ham-fisted attempts of Eriksson's men to mimic their hosts' fluency and rhythm.
Were it otherwise, it would remain at best a ham-fisted attempt to to ‘objectify’ the unalterably subjective.
It's sort of like watching Leo X's inept and ham-fisted dealings with Martin Luther.
Anyone familiar with my previous ham-fisted attempts to establish myself as a domestic goddess will find this new urge more laughable than laudable.
My subject-matter is to be strangled at birth before my ham-fisted attempts to bring my feeble story to life are even completed.
Tuesday's leader column described this proposal as ‘a ham-fisted attempt at social engineering’, and it is true that the council might have seen this one coming.
Despite my ham-fisted attempts, under Rosemary's instruction my bread emerged perfect from the oven.
WorldCom's in a big mess, and many of you have questions about it, so I thought that I would, in my ham-fisted , amateur way, attempt to answer them.
It was an attempt - ham-fisted , but an attempt nevertheless - to interpret, in some Van Daniken kind of way, some of the phenomena, especially in the Old Testament.