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dim bulb

An unintelligent or slow-witted person. I explained this to you not once, but three times! Are you just a dim bulb, or what?
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dim bulb

n. a dull person; a stupid person. George seems to be a dim bulb, but he’s a straight-A student.
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light bulb

n. a pregnant woman. (Jocular. Refers to the shape of a pregnant woman.) Who’s the light bulb on the sofa?
See also: bulb, light
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Soffit, valance, recessed or track lighting that is directed toward the wall, or plug-in floor lamps that have upward-facing bulbs to accent points of interest, enhance overall brightness
Interoperability is key -- consumers don't want to have to worry if a bulb they purchase will work with other bulbs they have or will purchase.
There is no need to stock up on bulbs to avoid having to use the fluorescent option, lighting that provides the ambiance of a morgue.
We re excited to provide our customers the 3-Way Cree LED Bulb, an affordable LED alternative that delivers on the promise of a real three-way bulb with three distinct and visible levels of light, said Mark Voykovic, light bulb merchant, The Home Depot.
Traditional light bulbs, which have existed for over 100 years, waste 95% of their energy as heat.
Our stash of incandescent bulbs should hold out until the prices for LED bulbs are within our reach.
Some lawmakers in these states have voiced their apprehension about the federal government interfering with their citizens' right to buy the bulbs of their choice.
LED bulbs are developed to substitute for incandescent bulbs and, hopefully, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) with its best luminous efficacy.
Entitled the Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act, Barton's bill repeals Subtitle B of Title III of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
While 100 watt bulbs and frosted or pearled bulbs have been taken off shelves, over the next two years, 75 watt and 60 watt light bulbs will also vanish, reports the News of the World.
An independent survey of 2,000 people found that 4 in 5 who already have energy-saving bulbs in their home think they perform as well as or better than traditional bulbs.
Water the bulbs when the autumn is dry and the soil is like dust, and don't use weedkillers or fertilisers in the area, as naturalised bulbs are happy without any artificial stimulants.
Ordinary bulbs Energy-saving equivalent 25W 5-7W 40W 8-9W 60W 11-14W 100W 20-23W The Government, retailers and energy companies are all working together to phase out inefficient light bulbs.
A container of hyacinth bulbs, planted by you, also make a lovely gift for a 'difficult to buy' Christmas present and the fact that you have grown them personally will be appreciated.
AS the nights are drawing in, you may be using your lighting more and more, so it's a good time to think about energy saving bulbs.