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Hello everybody!:)

I was wondering if there is any idiom to express that you have no idea of something?

In Spanish it is said "Estoy pez en gramática"..something like.."I am a fish in grammar", it sounds..strange and funny. (I am sure it is not said in that way!:P)

Thanks in advance for your help!:)
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I'm like a fish out of water - means I'm in a situation I can't cope with/have no experience of. So perhaps that is similar in meaning.

But no, we don't use just the word 'fish' like this.

I can't think of any idioms for that.
When it comes to grammar, I'm like a fish out of water.
Grammar is all Greek to me.


For more physical skills involving the hands you can use I'm all thumbs:

I'm all thumbs when it comes to [gardening / baking a cake / playing the piano / fixing the car].

CJ
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CalifJim:

I'm all thumbs when it comes to [gardening / baking a cake / playing the piano / fixing the car].

I am not understand what dose mean" I'm all thumbs" ?

the meaning what I know of thumb is shorter & larged finger in each hand



thank you..

PuccaI was wondering if there is any idiom to express that you have no idea of something?

In Spanish it is said "Estoy pez en gramática"..something like.."I am a fish in grammar"
Could it be 'I'm a washout/ dead loss/ hopeless at grammar' ? Don't know, but I've just found a similar sentence in my dictionary, what do you say Jim and Nona? Emotion: smile
Welcome to English Forums, Toshy!

Read the whole thread, and you will see that "I'm all thumbs" is an idiom which means "I have no skill" or "I am not coordinated enough".
The idea is that the person is as awkward at the task as if he or she had 10 thumbs at the ends of his hands instead of the normal arrangement of fingers!

CJ
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Francesca,

I'd use "hopeless at". Of course, it's not an idiom, which is what I believe Pucca was looking for.

"washout" and "dead loss" are more like idioms, but I don't use those expressions in the context of being bad at something. I don't think I use "washout" at all. I use "It was a dead loss" to mean "It was a complete failure", but not to mean that I am not proficient at some task.

CJ
Thanks for your detailed explanation Jim Emotion: smile
Hello all!

Sorry, I guess I am a bit late, thanks for your help!:)

By the way, does "I'm all thumbs" mean..clumsy? I read it somewhere but I don't remember well!

(I've just learnt two things more..Emotion: big smile, thanks EF team!:D)
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