dim bulb


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dim bulb

n
informal a slow-witted unintelligent person
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As the two conversed in the ill-lit chamber, the dim bulbs of which were encrusted with the accumulated dust of centuries, a bent and withered figure traversed slowly the gloomy corridors without, his weak and watery eyes peering through thick lenses at the signs of passage written upon the dusty floor.
This writing is a dim bulb on a black cord in the examiner's room.
com film Zoolander 2 Everyone's favourite dim bulb male model is finally back: Derek continues his search for something more important than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.
If you say something straightforward you run the risk of looking a bit of a dim bulb but risk talking in corporate speak and you could end up with an organic albumen and yolk mixture on your face.
I drove out to the dealership and dropped off the vehicle that evening, to a grinning, well-meaning dim bulb with a Bluetooth in his ear (incidentally, if you do this, please stop; you look ridiculous).
You'd have to be a pretty dim bulb not to realize that LED light is the future.
Admittedly he's a dim bulb in the long dark hallway in the
And Sharon, who quit in 2008, said in March: "She wasn't so much a dim bulb as a bulb in a power cut.
I have never understood how someone like Buckley--quick-witted, grandly educated in the classics, discerning of nuances, a man who came from money and married money--could bond intellectually or culturally with a dim bulb like Reagan.
Introducing figures of speech, Gregorich repeatedly has Waltur (a bear) too literally take the advice of his more cautious friend Matilda (a beaver), with hilarious results, Searching for a new pet, he repeatedly refuses to buy piglets in bags (pokes), but without question he takes one that is in a box--and it turns out to be a real house wrecker, More misadventures ensue--but emergent readers will enjoy watching Waltur, who is not entirely a dim bulb, learn wisdom in these three episodes.
Mother has a patient cultured voice, Claire is a self-centered liar, Lucy a whiny dim bulb, Jocasta a nasty piece of work who is finally expelled.
Karla Hughes (her sweetish voice tinged with just the right touch of tartness) was a sexed-to-the-gills Zerlina whose hormones had clearly outpaced her street smarts, with Bryan Glenn Davis her believably dim bulb of a Masetto.