be one brick short of a (full) load

(redirected from am one brick short of a load)

be one brick short of a (full) load

To be not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., "a few sandwiches short of a picnic," "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 brick short of a load. The new manager is nice enough, but he's one brick short of a full load, if you ask me.
See also: brick, load, of, one, short