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have a blond moment

To forget something or act strangely, often foolishly. The use of "blond" comes from the stereotype that people with blond hair are not as smart. For that reason, it can be considered somewhat derogatory. I thought mom knew Joe's phone number, but she's having a blond moment and can't remember it either.
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blond moment

n. a lapse in thinking, something like a senior moment. Sorry. I was having a blond moment. And that’s hard for a redhead.
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I AM a blonde and proud of it, even though I have to admit that nowadays my blondness is more to do with Ashleigh the highlighter from Darlington than with my natural birthright.
And I think you could probably correlate success with traits like blondness.
In the moment, looking back, seeing a face and a demeanor coming together out of bits and pieces of films made over the last dozen years, it was as if--in the blandness, the disarming charm, the inscrutability, the menace, the blondness, moving with big, careful gestures inside a haze of sincerity--Walsh had been playing Clinton all along.
The cashier exposes too much leg for a lady of her years and her yellow-tinged blondness owes more to peroxide than the retained youthfulness.
His striking blondness marks him as genetically recessive, and by sociocultural extension, submissive.
Lydgate was almost forgetting that he must carry on the conversation in thinking how lovely this creature was, her garment seeming to be made out of the faintest blue sky, herself so immaculately blond, as if the petals of some gigantic flower had just opened and disclosed her; and yet with this infantine blondness showing so much ready, self-possessed grace.
The culturally esteemed blondness of the Virgin Mary, with which the other two women cannot compete, is used in the poem for yet a further effect.
Stahl, who is currently in her 10th season as co-editor of "60 Minutes," and who served as CBS News' White House correspondent for over a decade, discusses topics including the sexism she encountered in the Carter White House, the challenges she has faced juggling her career and her family, and the two things she felt she has always had to overcome- her femaleness, and her blondness.