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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

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.
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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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