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a few sandwiches short of a picnic

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. It can appear in many different forms and variations (for example: a few bricks shy of a load, a few cards shy of a full deck, etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets. I think he may be a few sandwiches short of a picnic.
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a sandwich shy of a picnic

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., several bricks short of a load," "one card shy of a full deck," etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets—I think he may be a sandwich shy of a picnic. The new manager is nice enough, but he's a sandwich shy of a picnic, if you ask me.
See also: of, picnic, sandwich, shy

one sandwich shy of a picnic

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., several bricks short of a load," "one card shy of a full deck," etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets—I think he may be one sandwich shy of a picnic. The new manager is nice enough, but he's one sandwich shy of a picnic, if you ask me.
See also: of, one, picnic, sandwich, shy

It's no picnic!

Inf. There is nothing easy or pleasant about it. I was on welfare for a year, and it's no picnic.

one sandwich short of a picnic

Inf. not very smart; lacking intelligence. (Jocular.) Poor Bob just isn't too bright. He's one sandwich short of a picnic. She's not stupid. Just one sandwich short of a picnic.
See also: of, one, picnic, sandwich, short

be no picnic

if a situation or activity is no picnic, it is unpleasant or difficult Bringing up four children on your own is no picnic, I can tell you.
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make something seem like a picnic

if a difficult experience makes another experience seem like a picnic, it makes it seem very easy because it is much more difficult University makes school seem like a picnic.
See also: like, make, picnic, seem

be one sandwich short of a picnic

  (humorous) also be a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic (humorous)
if someone is one sandwich short of a picnic, they are stupid or crazy After talking to him for about 10 minutes I decided he was definitely one sandwich short of a picnic.
See also: of, one, picnic, sandwich, short

no picnic

Difficult, no fun, as in Recovering from abdominal surgery is no picnic. This expression, alluding to a picnic as a pleasant occasion, was first recorded in 1888.
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picnic

n. a good time; an easy time. Nothing to it. A real picnic.
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Angling, horse riding, boating walking and picnicing and a conference centre are all part of the facilities on offer.
Mrs Moss's influence remains active at the stud through Listed-placed Picnicing and the minor winner Putupon, but it is through her Queen Mary Stakes heroine Pushy that the link is strongest.
The stud also has two daughters of Mrs Moss's stakes-placed daughter Picnicing.
Half-sisters Pushy, Putupon and Picnicing - daughters of Mrs Moss, who also produced Japan Cup winner Jupiter Island - are the dams of five of the stud's 17 mares.
Her daughters Picnicing, Pushy and Putupon each have at least one daughter in the collection.
After the filly, under Darryll Holland, had got home by a head from Satwa Boulevard, her owner Lady Tavistock recalled: "Her mother Picnicing was Steve Cauthen's 1,000th winner in Britain when she won here back in 1987.