dim bulb


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dim bulb

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informal a slow-witted unintelligent person
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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.
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.
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.
Thanks to megawatt Mel, even this dim bulb of a movie sometimes shines.
In an interview last month, Osbourne seemed to reaffirm her distaste for the Aussie pop star with claims she said: "[Dannii] wasn't so much a dim bulb as a bulb in a power cut.
She wasn't so much a dim bulb as a bulb in a power cut" - Sharon Osbourne on why she left the X Factor.
It's hard to see how this dim bulb is bright enough for Oxford, because all the smart lines go to his smart-alec boyfriend.
But there was no way The Washington Post would run a banner headline that read, "Bush Lights on Dim Bulb.