For America the historic changes in Arabia are going to be hard to manage, easy to fumble.
Fly, Ravens, Fly Baltimore capitalized on the James fumble, carving up the vaunted 49er defense with a mixture of run and pass.
But there were a whole lot of people crying “fumble” then, too.
Following the fumble, all hope for a comeback—and, by extension, for a competitive game—vanished.
Yet the Saudis backed the intervention in Libya—only to see the Americans fumble their leadership once again.
You will find that most every one who has to handle a prop will fumble it, will be terribly awkward with it.
He began to fumble presently for his Bible,—he must have some help.
He was three francs behind and started to fumble around in his pockets to find the change.
No language except the chaos we fumble with could make it possible.
And, if he appeared to fumble and have trouble with the latch, what of it!
mid-15c., "handle clumsily," possibly from Old Norse falma "to fumble, grope." Similar words in Scandinavian and North Sea Germanic suggest onomatopoeia from a sound felt to indicate clumsiness (cf. bumble, stumble, and obsolete English famble, fimble of roughly the same meaning). Related: Fumbled; fumbling.
1640s, from fumble (v.).