dead from the neck up


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dead from the neck up

 
1. Fig. stupid. (With a "dead" head.) She acts like she is dead from the neck up.
2. Fig. no longer open to new ideas. Everyone on the board of directors is dead from the neck up.
See also: dead, neck, up

dead from the neck up

Extremely stupid, as in That news commentator sounds dead from the neck up. This expression alludes to being "brain-dead." [Early 1900s]
See also: dead, neck, up

dead from the neck up

1. mod. stupid. (With a dead head.) She acts like she is dead from the neck up.
2. mod. no longer open to new ideas. Everyone on the board of directors is dead from the neck up.
See also: dead, neck, up