pointy-head


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pointy-head

n. a studious thinker; an intellectual. (see also conehead.) The pointy-heads seem to be living in a world of their own.
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PRESIDENT Obama is right about the Euroreferendum, but Brits will respond just like Yanks given advice from pointy-heads at The Guardian on how to vote: a very large raspberry.
Their argument goes that the exercise is not merely academic, it's political - that it is all well and good for a commission of pointy-heads to recommend a slate of measures, but if they are undeliverable in practice a year has been wasted.
Well, pointy-heads, it all depends on your state of health and what you do for a living.
He criticised Mr Miliband's inner circle over the party's "absolutely unforgivable" failure, claiming the former leader was surrounded by "too many pointy-heads and too few street fighters".
From the 2010 General Election to local and European elections and by-elections, it seems strategy is driven by the pointy-heads not the lionhearts.
I don't care how I'm classified by academic pointy-heads.
Unlike the rest of us pointy-heads, Hightower speaks American.
What's more, in their screeds against the pointy-heads, conservatives are missing a key point: It is a startling indictment of the so-called liberal elites that Al Gore is their idea of an intellectual.
It will not be for the Schwarzkopfs to decide what happens post-Saddam; they are the bluff, plain-spoken soldiers with their job to do, and they distrust politicians and pointy-heads and inquiring reporters.
So says the official barometer of happiness compiled by pointy-heads in the Office of National Statistics.
They're largely irrelevant, of interest only to overpaid UN pointy-heads.
That's the prescription for our ailing economy from teenage pointy-heads at the Social Market Foundation, described as a "Left-leaning" think-tank.
In the fantasy world of the United States of Blair, pointy-heads debate the wisdom of a military strike on Iran.
This unit is stuffed with pointy-heads who would not know an ordinary member of the public if one came up and bit them on the bum.
In fact, it's probably a committee of pointy-heads in No 10.