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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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The deputies were called by neighbours appalled by the pointy-headed snowman with two dark eyes.
Community activists and pointy-headed academics like me are using the language of business to make sense of something that is very unlike normal business.
Instead of raising money, his goal is to raise his audience's awareness of benefits compliance issues that make even the most pointy-headed policy wonks shake with fear.
Predictably, the text of the more than 3,000 purloined emails have been seized on by skeptics of man-made climate change as "proof" that global warming is nothing more than a hoax cooked up by a bunch of pointy-headed intellectuals.
The 'just folks' long-time residents are quite content to live in a place where despite its small size, there are half a dozen churches; people commuted to jobs in Harrisburg; no public library; the nearest Starbucks was a 45-minute drive away [also the distance to the nearest decent bookstore]; and 'anybody who's graduated from the fifth grade is a pointy-headed intellectual.
Lewis MacKenzie does not have aspirations of becoming a pontificating philosopher or pointy-headed academic.
When hundreds of thousands of union members are chucking in their views too, what you end up with is Britain's biggest thinktank, but one made up of real people, not pointy-headed boffins.
Pre-emptive strike: Pointy-headed law professors will rightly argue that technically, this is not true, that America is a constitutional republic, but I refer to function, not form.
So she's going for blue-collar, working-class authenticity--see her recent inveighing against pointy-headed economists, or her downing mugs of beer in Indiana.
While he said the overall conclusion that Oregon's economic doldrums are relatively mild, people who "aren't pointy-headed economists" don't see it that way.
To some, his manner is haughty; he is a bit of an egghead, one of those pointy-headed intellectuals whom George W.
Community of campus leaders; gaggle of nerds; petri dish for future CEOs; IQ incubator; think tank for hippies; snob squad; bunch of pointy-headed intellectuals--all honors administrators have heard the culture of their programs characterized with some such epithet, usually embraced with affection by the students it supposedly describes and often embodying a kernel of truth.
Joining the pointy-headed Mark Lawson is the co-creator of award-winning Life On Mars, a well respected producer and - Charley from Big Brother.
Without powerful allies, there's only so much the pointy-headed economist bloc can do.
A frail hypochondriac with little self-confidence, Kennan was a pointy-headed intellectual and an icon to the left.