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A brick short of a load

Nov 04, 2010

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ABC listeners to Robbie Buck contributed these expressions at the request of Susan Butler, the Editor, who asked for phrases along the lines of 'a brick short of a load' to describe someone who is a bit dimwitted:

a wheatbag short of a silo

a kangaroo short of a paddock

only 17/6 in the pound

a lamington short of a dozen

a head short of a brain

a slice short of a loaf

a banker short of a basis point

a few bars short of a signal (mobile phone)

a few chips short of a happy meal

a power tool short  of a shed

a stubbie short of a six-pack

a sandwich short of a picnic

 

 Other related phrases include:

only one hinge to his gate

only one oar in the water

the wheel is spinning but the hamster is dead

as useful as a chocolate teapot

as sharp as a bowling ball

the cheese has slid off his cracker

 

 Can you add to these lists?


10/11/2010- Last night, listeners to Robbie Buck called in with some more suggestions:

slower than yesterday's bread

one towel short of a linen press

as busy as a cat digging a hole in a marble floor

so hot that it would raise blisters on a wooden leg

talk a glass eye to sleep

(Image courtesy of Pixabay)

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