Woman: Are you a handy person, Mario?
Man: Not actually. You know, I’m really useless with my hands. I can’t fix up things.
Woman: So, what do you do when something breaks down?
Woman: Nothing. If something in your home breaks down you do nothing?
I’m really useless with my hands.
This means that the person is not used to performing manual tasks. No, it’s not a phrasal verb.
Thank you so much, Torsten
“Working with your hands” refers to both the ability and knowledge to use your hands for various skills.
We do a lot of things with our hands, but not all of them are considered hand skills. For example, doing woodworking would be considered “working with your hands”. You use your hands to cook or type, but those things are not considered “working with your hands”.
Working with your hands refers to fixing things, building things, etc. When Mario said he is useless with his hands, he means he is not good at working with his hands. He doesn’t have the skills or knowledge to do those kind of things.
Thank you so much, NearlyNapping
Very nice explanation.
Do you have a link to those videos that you watch? I don’t mean the one in this question. I mean the place where you get these videos.