dumb ox

dumb ox

n. a large and stupid person, usually a man. Do you think I’m going to argue with that big dumb ox?
See also: dumb, ox
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He said his favorite Chesterton work is "The Dumb Ox," a biography of St.
Thomas Aquinas: the Dumb Ox, or Ralph McInerny's St.
All the crew had dived over the rail to rescue him although the dumb ox could swim like a fish as the Mate had angrily pointed out to the other dumb oxen before sending them below to change their dripping clothes.
January 28: Feast of the Saint the Size of a Sumo Wrestler, Who Memorized All Scripture in Two Years, Was Nicknamed the Dumb Ox, Prayed So Hard He Floated Into the Air (Despite His Being Bigger Than a Bus) and Heard Christ Say From the Crucifix: "Thou Hast Written Well of Me," Which Certainly Made His Day (Thomas Aquinas).
It is not done by the real painters - it does not fit in with the public's conception of the painter as a dumb ox.