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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?
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Hyacinths are also ideal bulbs for children to plant up for grandma or auntie, but do be careful and get them to wear gloves whilst handling the bulbs as some children can get rashes.
And if you're still using traditional bulbs, remember to switch them off every time you leave a room unoccupied.
SET F Spring Bulb Collection (sets B, C, D & E combined - a total of 350 bulbs) for just pounds 23.
Just plant bulbs to three times their own depth and you can't go wrong.
Get the janitor (hall Bub) to grab the new bulb (ball bit), haul it up the ladder while blabbing to you about what he's doing, open (lib) the bulb protector (bug-halt), put the bulb into the female socket (bulb gal), bag the burnt out bulb, come down and send a bill to the hall (hut) management.
Every energy-efficient bulb will save about pounds 7 a year and yet UK households have on average only two efficient bulbs each.
Some bulbs, such as the hyacinth, have added significance as a symbol of the new year in the Persian culture.
Dozens of bulbs are eligible for forcing, but some are easier and quicker than others.
Plant autumn flowering bulbs now and you will get a display this year, but some will not come into their own until the coming year - so think of it as a bit of forward-planning
Bulbs have also been replaced in the standard fixtures of the complex's 11,000 plus apartments.
After all, many incandescent bulbs have remained essentially unchanged for 20 years, making them a cheap, easy standard to plug into new designs.
We're offering EVERY READER a fantastic collection of 15 bulbs.
Chandeliers with clear glass, exposed bulbs should be avoided.
Paperwhite bulbs should feel firm and heavy in the hand, with no bruises or nicks.
But the technology has gone far beyond Edison's prototype to produce modern bulbs in an array of brightness, clarity, temperature and range.