a brick short of a load
   of low intelligence
   Of the same tendency as many similar expressions denoting a shortage from the norm.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • a brick short of a load (or two sandwiches short of a picnic, etc.) — informal (of a person) stupid or crazy. → short …   English new terms dictionary

  • (a) brick short of a load sandwiches short of a picnic — a ˌbrick short of a ˈload, two ˌsandwiches short of a ˈpicnic, etc. idiom (informal) (of a person) stupid; not very intelligent Main entry: ↑shortidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) brick short of a two sandwiches short of a picnic — a ˌbrick short of a ˈload, two ˌsandwiches short of a ˈpicnic, etc. idiom (informal) (of a person) stupid; not very intelligent Main entry: ↑shortidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • a brick short of a load — see short …   Useful english dictionary

  • one brick short of a full load — adjective a) not mentally sound; insane I feel fine today, but that gentleman conversing with the house plant there may be one brick short of a full load. b) stupid You have to be one brick short of a full load to think that 7 is a letter in the… …   Wiktionary

  • one brick short of a full load — mentally slow, not all there    I m okay, but you may be one brick short of a full load. Ha ha …   English idioms

  • a brick short — See one brick short of a full load …   English idioms

  • short — adjective 1》 of a small length or duration.     ↘(of a ball in sport) travelling only a small distance before bouncing. 2》 relatively small in extent. 3》 (of a person) small in height. 4》 (short of/on) not having enough of (something); lacking or …   English new terms dictionary

  • brick — /brɪk / (say brik) noun 1. a block of clay, usually rectangular, hardened by drying in the sun or burning in a kiln, and used for building, paving, etc. 2. such blocks collectively. 3. the material. 4. any similar block, especially a small one of …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brick hod — A brick hod is a three sided box for carrying bricks or other construction materials, often mortar. It bears a long handle and is carried over the shoulder. A hod is usually long enough to accept 4 bricks on their side, however, by arranging the… …   Wikipedia

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