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"He's not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer" idioms

  

Category:  The Lighter Side/ Humor

Via:  krishna  •  one month ago  •  17 comments

By:   Dan Hersam

"He's not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer" idioms
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Here are some "not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer" type idioms. Do you know any other good ones? If so post them in a comment, below:

1. Not the brightest light in the harbor.

2. The light's on but no one's home.

3. He's a few screws short of a hardware store.

4. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

5. A few cards short of a deck.

6. A few fries short of a Happy Meal.

7. About as sharp as a marble.

8. Smart as a bag of rocks.

9. The gates are down and the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming.

10. An intellect rivaled only by garden tools.

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Krishna
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1  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

The gates are down and the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
2  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

If you gave them a penny for their thoughts, you'd get change.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
3  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

Slightly different (?)-- apparently this one used to be popular in Texas a while back:

He's all hat and no cattle

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4  JBB    one month ago

His cornbread ain't all done. Sausage done slipped off his pancakes...

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
4.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  JBB @4    one month ago
His cornbread ain't all done. Sausage done slipped off his pancakes...

Is that one Southern in origin?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4.1.1  JBB  replied to  Krishna @4.1    one month ago

Southern as grits and gravy...

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
4.1.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  JBB @4.1.1    one month ago
Southern as grits and gravy...

I had a feeling it was (the reference to Cornbread...)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
5  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Quotation from the movie 'RV':

  • Travis Gornicke : Here's where you made your critical mistake. You listened to anything Howie and Joe Joe said. Nice boys, but they're a couple pliers short of a tool chest.
 
 
 
shona1
PhD Quiet
6  shona1    one month ago

Evening..

Got a few roos loose in the top paddock...means you are troppo, nuts etc..

Mad as a cut snake...you are really p_ssed off..

Going off like a frog in a sock..means you are excited..

He charges like a wounded bull..damn expensive...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
6.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  shona1 @6    one month ago
Got a few roos loose in the top paddock.

love that one

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
6.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  shona1 @6    one month ago
troppo,

I never heard that word before...what does it mean?

 
 
 
shona1
PhD Quiet
6.2.1  shona1  replied to  Krishna @6.2    one month ago

Evening..mad, out of your tree, going ballistic..etc..😁

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
7  JohnRussell    one month ago

He has "the best words". 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8  Trout Giggles    one month ago

He's got one living brain cell and it's on life support

When God was passing out brains he thought He said trains and said he would wait for the next one

 
 
 
shona1
PhD Quiet
8.1  shona1  replied to  Trout Giggles @8    one month ago

Morning trouty ..

Love the brain cell, will have to remember that one..

 
 
 
arkpdx
Professor Quiet
9  arkpdx    one month ago

How about he's a taco short of a combination plate .  

His elevator doesn't quite reach the top floor. 

She has diarrhea of wordage but a constipation of ideas. 

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
Professor Silent
10  Mark in Wyoming     one month ago

One from g paw, 

They have more loose screws than a hardware store after an earthquake....

 
 

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