dim bulb


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dim bulb

An unintelligent or slow-witted person. I explained this to you not once, but three times! Are you just a dim bulb, or what?
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dim bulb

n. a dull person; a stupid person. George seems to be a dim bulb, but he’s a straight-A student.
See also: bulb, dim
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IN one masterful stroke, Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, has established himself as the dim bulb of the California Legislature.
One dim bulb gives barely enough light to see by and the yellowed wallpaper seems to make the sparsely-furnished room even darker.
In these performers' hands, Anya is no dim bulb, Varya no bitter shrew.
Maggie (Diaz), the hot one, is an irresponsible, selfish dim bulb who parties her way through life, steals from the few people who offer her a place to sleep (without making her sleep with them) and can barely read.
If there's a brother-in-law in a TV story line, he's often a dim bulb who sponges off the core characters.
Here at last is the proof that dim bulb Orgon (Mark Bramhall) has placed his trust in exactly the wrong person.
Here, conniving mother Margarethe (Stockard Channing), one step ahead of the lynch mobs who think her a witch, whisks her daughters - the spunky, adenoidally voiced daughter Iris (Azura Skye) and the dim bulb Ruth (Emma Poole) - to Holland.
These tinsel men are dim bulbs in a slapstick fiasco splattered in neon.
The result is dim bulbs that make it difficult for motorists young and old to see when driving at twilight and at night, when a driver's visual acuity is naturally reduced by 70 percent.
Astronomers had thought the pair of dim bulbs was just a single typical, faint brown dwarf with no record-smashing titles.
Dim bulbs across the country gather up Columbia debris and attempt to sell it via the online auction site eBay; they get caught more or less immediately.
Now, it appears that a number of the companies that lit up the market are becoming some of its dim bulbs.
But a 14-page stretch covering the zig-zags of scientific theories about the clitoris and its connection to sexual arousal struck me as unnecessarily digressive to the point of being show-offy, and worse still, as marked by forced, cutesy, humor, the point of which usually seemed to be what dim bulbs male sex scientists can be.
Clark (and presumably certain others) from this company of dim bulbs, he nevertheless notes Clark's failure to provide a "sense of [Manet's] engagement with a constantly evolving network of artistic issues," precisely Fried's own concern.
Ballot Box: Bushism of the Week; Do Dim Bulbs Make Better