(v. i.) To ease the body by stool; to go to stool.
(1) He has clamped down on political dissent, and where he has attempted to solve economic problems, he has been at best cack-handed.
(2) In a strong reaction to the Guardian's disclosure that George Osborne, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander are planning to say that an independent Scotland could not keep the pound, the SNP said the three were guilty of "cack-handed panicky" tactics.
(3) But even at the climax, he's reduced to bashing cack-handedly at the atomic bomb casing with a gold brick, trying in vain to stop the countdown, only for a CIA man to step in at the last minute and calmly flick the "off" switch.
(4) Mr Osborne has his own gaming habit, but in his case the game is to political rather than financial ends – and he is more cack-handed about it than any top banker.
(5) But there’s a feebleness and a lack of robustness about the Beeb – and obviously cack-handedness – that has allowed it to be in this position of people going: ‘Ooh, the BBC, it’s a big worry’.
(6) Another reason British television has felt so disarmed, confused as to what it's for or where it should be going, is because of the consistent, cack-handed, interference from politicians, goaded by the press, and the rather supine and scared way the broadcasting executives have failed to fight back, too scared to face the rebuke of the press headlines.
(7) As a demonstration of the cack-handed and unhelpful approach to psychological assessment those in the media seem to regularly adopt, let's assess Piers Morgan.
(8) They insist that she made Britain great again, even as they attempt, so cack-handedly, to manage serious economic failure.
(9) Trouble is that it was such a low dose and so cack-handedly presented that most of the public didn't recognise it as a stimulus at all.
(10) And the prospect of sickly, overworked adolescents hoiking up their nightshirt and lunging for a bedpan with the words, "I need a cack."
(11) It's so easy to forget how brilliant this dude is, and to conflate him with the 10 billion cack-handed music parodists that clog up YouTube these days.
(12) Rights groups said Nivat's expulsion was the latest cack-handed move by the Kremlin, which stands accused of failing to properly investigate the killings of crusading Russian journalists, including Anna Politkovskaya, shot dead in Moscow in 2006, and of using KGB tactics against reporters who displease those in power.
(13) The cack-handed attempt at electoral reform, which offered only the flawed alternative vote system , turned out to be a Liberal Democrat own goal.
(14) But some of those MPs did not like the then defence secretary's handling of the crisis, any more than they did his cack-handed defence review.
(15) Hunt took over a department damaged by cack-handed reforms of his predecessor, which antagonised doctors and nurses while proving a political disaster for his party.
(16) He rarely gets the chance to be a truly hands-on father and becomes very aware of his own ineptitude; a man’s cack-handedness with nappies is an enduring gag.
(17) In practice, the goal was probably unobtainable – though the naive, cack-handed and inconsistent execution made matters worse.
(18) However, you did not have to take any job you were offered or sign on for any cack-handed advice or sham education scheme.
(19) They know this is a rather cack-handed panicky campaign manoeuvre.
(20) The issue is not going away and the Sunday Times story may reflect a cack-handed attempt by some within the British security apparatus to try to take control of the narrative.
(v. i.) To utter a shrill, abrupt scream; to squeak harshly.
(n.) Act of squawking; a harsh squeak.
(n.) The American night heron. See under Night.
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(2) While Jackie, 43, titivates her fleet of irritable lapdogs, David, 74, lumbers around like an elderly labrador in beige utility shorts, barking about third parties and negative equity into his mobile headset, one ear forever scanning the distance for the elusive squawk of an incremental loan agreement.
(3) "In some ways the amazing thing is that Edward Stourton lasted 10 years as a presenter of the Today programme," Phibbs squawked.
(4) I was a young woman when we started,” she squawked.
(5) As we stand by the edge of the Eaton Square Gardens, I can see a magpie or two hopping around, squawking at the hawk.
(6) On social media each day, a squadron of unionist sentinels scans Twitter and Facebook for evidence of “divisiveness” before squawking and shaking their virtual heads in despair at how political discourse has become infected by the poison of “divisiveness”.
(7) I was sitting in my bedroom and I saw the door open,” she says quietly as she sits on her verandah, chickens squawking in the yard.
(8) The "swazzle" – a device puppeteers use to create Punch's inimitable squawk – has been passed down through five generations of the Codman family.
(9) Six dogs, six cats, rabbits and white rats make up a menagerie of slobbering, purring affection, punctuated by squawks from the geese as they flee the Rottweiler.
(10) Among the prefects of political and economic commentary, the standard thing to do this morning is to rehearse Trump’s fury at free trade, to look at the voters that most of them have never bothered talking to – and to squawk that America has struck out in a new and radically different direction.
(11) Hey, it's not their money: 25% of income tax is paid by the top 1% and the trick for politicians is how best to pluck the bird without it squawking off to Zurich or New York.
(12) Is the "dead parrot" merely resting, asked Cash "and does he have a Baldrick-like plan to introduce the parliament act so we can get the parrot squawking again?"
(13) And for young people, that’s debt-free college; that is finding that job after you graduate,” Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign director, said on CNBC’s Squawk Box a couple of weeks earlier.
(14) Indeed, zoo keepers only got confirmation that Mei Xiang was pregnant on Sunday night when a member of the team monitoring the 24-hour web camera trained on the bear these last two weeks heard the distinctive noisy squawk of a newborn cub.
(15) "Essen is dying to get in the middle rather than stuck out on the right," squawks Tony Nolan.
(16) Crucially the Highland wildcat is a member of the first of these subspecies while the domestic moggie that sleeps on your sofa and squawks for food in your kitchen is a member of the Middle Eastern subspecies.
(17) But in all the squawking over the past few days about what’s wrong in economics and with the economy, her brutally simple criticism is closer to the mark than are most of the pundit class.
(18) He had starred in 1927 in The Jazz Singer, the first full-length "all-talking," all-squawking picture.
(19) We have pet rabbits and a talking parrot who can squawk the Simpsons theme tune in one of our homes and the residents love caring for them.
(20) Big squawks when he thinks I've asked something ridiculous, stuttering gulps when he's laughing – sometimes nervously – at his own jokes.