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stupid is as stupid does

One's actions indicate one's level of stupidity (or intelligence). The phrase was popularized by the film Forrest Gump. Of course that fool backed his car into own house! Stupid is as stupid does! Stupid is as stupid does, so judge her on her actions, not your first impression.
See also: does, stupid

How strange/stupid/cool, etc. is that?

used to emphasize that something is strange/stupid, etc.
See also: how

ask a stupid question and you'll get a stupid answer

Also, ask a silly question. Your query doesn't deserve a proper answer, as in Am I hungry? ask a stupid question! One authority believes this idiom is a variant of ask me no questions and I'll tell you no fibs, which appeared in Oliver Goldsmith's play She Stoops to Conquer (1773) and was frequently repeated thereafter. [Early 1800s]
See also: and, answer, ask, get, question, stupid


and stupid-ass
1. mod. stupid; dumb. (Usually derogatory.) That was a real dumb-ass thing to do. That is so stupid-ass!
2. n. a stupid person. (Rude and derogatory.) Don’t be such a dumb-ass! You know what I mean!



get stupid

in. to become intoxicated; to make oneself alcohol or drug intoxicated. It’s been one totally screwed up week. I think I’ll just stay home tonight and get stupid.
See also: get, stupid

hit by the stupid stick

mod. made to act really stupid. Nobody can be that dumb. You must have been hit by the stupid stick.
See also: hit, stick, stupid


mod. drunk. (see also get stupid.) These kids are so stupid they can’t see straight. They’re all going to be sick.

stupid fresh

mod. very, very good. (see also fresh, funky fresh.) Her looks were stupid fresh. Bonus!
See also: fresh, stupid

There’s no such thing as a stupid question

sent. & comp. abb. Go ahead and ask your question without referring to it as stupid. There’s no such thing as a stupid question. But keep trying, you’re getting close.
See also: question, stupid, such, thing
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But they prove that they're not as stupid as they seem when dad Stanley Stupid, played by Arnold, unravels a devious plot to steal the nation's rubbish.
Still, as Forrest Gump said, ``Stupid is as stupid does'' - and these days, stupid does very well.
98): Though Bob Hope's character in the ``Road'' pictures is too fast with a quip to be considered completely stupid, he did tend toward the clinically gullible.
Given time and television, the character would morph into ``Gomer Pyle,'' who really was stupid - and annoying to boot.
95): Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau is a comic work of art - a man so blissfully stupid that no force on earth can derail his self-confidence.
Kept stupid by her thuggish boyfriend, she finds wit and romance through her tutor, played by William Holden.