Now that Jenny Sanford is divorcing her fumbling husband, Kathleen Parker says she should take her class-act to elected office.
Season one of OITNB chronicled her clumsy, fumbling attempts to get her legs under her so she could run for safety.
By fumbling that final big decision, Ferguson may have tarnished his legacy forever.
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.).