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a few sandwiches short of a picnic

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. It can appear in many different forms and variations (for example: a few bricks shy of a load, a few cards shy of a full deck, etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets. I think he may be a few sandwiches short of a picnic.
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a sandwich shy of a picnic

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., several bricks short of a load," "one card shy of a full deck," etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets—I think he may be a sandwich shy of a picnic. The new manager is nice enough, but he's a sandwich shy of a picnic, if you ask me.
See also: of, picnic, sandwich, shy

one sandwich shy of a picnic

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., several bricks short of a load," "one card shy of a full deck," etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets—I think he may be one sandwich shy of a picnic. The new manager is nice enough, but he's one sandwich shy of a picnic, if you ask me.
See also: of, one, picnic, sandwich, shy

be no picnic

To be not an easy task; to be unenjoyable or challenging. I love kids, but watching 20 of them at once is no picnic, believe me! Spending a beautiful Saturday afternoon cleaning out the garage is no picnic.
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be one sandwich short of a picnic

To be not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. It can appear in many different forms and variations (for example: a few bricks shy of a load, a few cards shy of a full deck, etc.) He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets. I think he may be one sandwich short of a picnic.
See also: of, one, picnic, sandwich, short

It's no picnic!

Inf. There is nothing easy or pleasant about it. I was on welfare for a year, and it's no picnic.

one sandwich short of a picnic

Inf. not very smart; lacking intelligence. (Jocular.) Poor Bob just isn't too bright. He's one sandwich short of a picnic. She's not stupid. Just one sandwich short of a picnic.
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be no picnic

if a situation or activity is no picnic, it is unpleasant or difficult Bringing up four children on your own is no picnic, I can tell you.
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make something seem like a picnic

if a difficult experience makes another experience seem like a picnic, it makes it seem very easy because it is much more difficult University makes school seem like a picnic.
See also: like, make, picnic, seem

be one sandwich short of a picnic

  (humorous) also be a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic (humorous)
if someone is one sandwich short of a picnic, they are stupid or crazy After talking to him for about 10 minutes I decided he was definitely one sandwich short of a picnic.
See also: of, one, picnic, sandwich, short

no picnic

Difficult, no fun, as in Recovering from abdominal surgery is no picnic. This expression, alluding to a picnic as a pleasant occasion, was first recorded in 1888.
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picnic

n. a good time; an easy time. Nothing to it. A real picnic.
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In bright summer sunshine the picnickers sat on the Queen's lawn and opened their wicker baskets which contained tea-smoked Scottish salmon, a modern take on coronation chicken, and Sandringham strawberry crumble crunch.
It is pertinent to mention that Section 144 has been imposed that restrains people from swimming at the beaches of the city, but picnickers usually ignore the ban.
The blast took place across from a park frequented by families and picnickers.
The chasm is popular with picnickers, hikers and rock-climbers.
About 30 Los Angeles police officers milled around a quiet and tranquil MacArthur Park on Saturday, watching soccer games, picnickers and strolling couples -- but scant protesters.
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Soaring summer temperatures have led to a boom in the number of Welsh picnickers.
The Tour: The 19th-century winery's enchanting grounds often hosts picnickers at Shakespeare productions, concerts, and fdm screenings.
As a result of what appeared to be a hoax, scores of picnickers have visited the open land without picking any fruit.
Native Americans chose me to share with the Pilgrims, and I've been sharing my carbohydrates, sodium, vitamins A and C, and protein with picnickers, snackers, and movie watchers ever since.
Calderon's "Chapultepec" photo series (all works 2003) features picnickers in the eponymous park whom he asked to "play dead" at their picnic tables for his camera.
After being closed for a week because of extremely dry weather and high fire danger, Mount Pisgah reopens to hikers and picnickers today.
Pret "Park Packs" are introduced for midtown picnickers - Created with fans of the Bryant Park movie series in mind, Pret's 42nd Street shop, located just across from the park now offers boxed meals perfect for dinner and a show.
Picnickers watched as Richard Pollock, 21, of Dalrymple River Doon Angling Club in Ayrshire rugby-tackled 37-year-old Willie McLean.