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space cadet

A person considered out of touch with reality. I tried having a serious conversation with her, but she's such a space cadet that I gave up after a few minutes of hearing her ramble on about my aura.
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a space cadet

a strange or crazy person I wouldn't trust him with the children - he's a real space cadet.
See Watch this space
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space cadet

1. n. a person who is always silly or giddy. Here comes a space cadet who looks like he has more money than he needs.
2. n. a person who is always high on drugs. The space cadets can usually be found sitting on a bench outside the principal’s office.
See also: cadet, space
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Matthew Denny, Tom Day, Katie Duncan, Sy Toure and Jan Koper received their can, Sy Toure and Jan Koper received their certi[euro]cates from Midlands Today present certi[euro]cates from Midlands Today presenter, Hon Col Michael Collie, on Sunday, er, Hon Col Michael Collie, on Sunday, along with 40 other cadets.
All Cadets are issued with a uniform and the Squadron's staff and cadets will be keen to welcome all visitors.
The Air Cadets undertake a wide range of differing activities, from flying and gliding, to shooting, drill, adventure training, climbing and First Aid.
I believe the ties of brotherhood between our countries will become even firmer," a junior cadet commented.
The signing of our first cadets is a landmark moment for our company and an important step forward for the development of Qatar's shipping industry.
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Marching platoons from the Army Cadet Force, Sea Cadet Corps, Air Training Corps and Combined Cadet Force have been training hard in units and detachments the length and breadth of the country for the occasion.
The 2010 Sea Cadet Festival, which was held over the weekend, saw the youngsters put on displays and demonstrations at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth harbour.
2) Moral: To develop in each cadet a high sense of duty and the attributes of character inherent in leadership which emphasize integrity, discipline, and motivation to succeed in the profession of arms.
First international cadet pilots join Etihad programme
He was responding to Labour's Dari Taylor (Stockton S) who praised her local Army Cadet Force in Durham, which she said took 700 youngsters away on holiday in the summer.
senior Naval Science instructor at OHS and head of the NJROTC program, the selection process takes into account a multitude of cadet activities, unit achievements in academics, drill and color guard and other team competitions, and levels of student participation both in and out of the unit.
Testimony given by an unnamed witness from the Air Force to the United States District Court said that enrolling a woman at the Academy would waste a leadership slot better suited for a male cadet, who was more likely to lead in combat.
We just want to be sure that his memory is not forgotten," said cadet Chris Quinones, a 20-year-old Highland High grad.