absent-minded professor

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absent-minded professor

An otherwise intelligent person who often lacks common sense or forgets or overlooks important details. Louis is brilliant, but he's such an absent-minded professor when it comes to remembering to attend important meetings.

absent-minded professor

a bumbling professor who overlooks everyday things. Fred is such an absent-minded professor. He'd forget his head if it wasn't screwed on.
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Good on Paper, by Rachel Cantor, is an absent-minded professor of a novel: It has one foot in the real worldas real as it gets on the bourgeois-academic Upper West Sideand one in the clouds.
Looking like an absent-minded professor, he carried two long, skinny aluminum poles and appeared to be searching for something.
Professor Branestawm (Hill) is an absent-minded professor, whose creations have a habit of going wrong.
That was an absent-minded professor afterthought--I wanted the strength of the orange oil, the essence.
There's no ego, no buffoonery like you'd get with an absent-minded professor.
Otherwise I get the feeling of being an absent-minded professor alone in his laboratory all day
Although Ruth moves too fast to let you see her scars, she's still wounded from her breakup with Astor's brother, Jesse (Jeremy Shamos), an absent-minded professor who somehow forgot to tell her he was still married when they started their affair.
But he had always been an absent-minded professor, according to Ms.
From the careless way he dressed, which often raised eyebrows, to his daily lunch - granola, cream and tofu - Braude sometimes seemed to be an absent-minded professor, preoccupied with his ideas for improving the city.
A time travel adventure, The Incredible Adventures of Aristotle McGuffin has the title character, an absent-minded professor, traveling back to the 14th Century in a time machine.
It was a silly bit of period parody in which the male lead was played by an unaccountably conceited young man, the ingenue by a well-endowed starlet of half a dozen R-rated horror movies (it was radio, remember), and Buddy sang the role of an absent-minded professor.
AN absent-minded professor strode into his zoology class with a brown paper bag in his hand.
It was a lot of fun then,'' said Moog, now 65 and with something of the air of an absent-minded professor.