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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.
See also: few, of, picnic, sandwich, short

take a bite of the reality sandwich

To recognize and address certain delusions, flaws, or misconceptions regarding a particular situation or task at hand. Most often used as office jargon in a business or place of work. I know you think this new product will solve all of our problems, but you really need to take a bite of the reality sandwich.
See also: bite, of, reality, sandwich, take

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

hero (sandwich)

A sandwich served on a long roll of bread, typically six inches to several feet in length, filled with a variety of ingredients including meat, cheese, and vegetables. Primarily heard in US. This restaurant across the road from our office makes the best hero sandwich in the city. I've gotten to where I go there two or three times a week for lunch. I'm ordering a few four-foot heroes for the party this weekend, so if you have any food allergies, let me know before tomorrow.
See also: hero

sub (sandwich)

A sandwich served on a long roll of bread, typically six inches to several feet in length, filled with a variety of ingredients including meat, cheese, and vegetables. Primarily heard in US. This restaurant across the road from our office makes the best sub sandwich in the city. I've gotten to where I go there two or three times a week for lunch. I'm ordering a few four-foot subs for the party this weekend, so if you have any food allergies, let me know before tomorrow.
See also: sub

bite of the reality sandwich

Recognition of certain delusions, flaws, or misconceptions regarding a particular situation or task at hand. Most often used as office jargon in a business or place of work. I know you think this new product will solve all of our problems, but you really need to take a bite of the reality sandwich. If Becky still thinks she's getting that promotion, even though she's late every day, she seriously needs a bite of the reality sandwich!
See also: bite, of, reality, sandwich

jam sandwich

1. Literally, two pieces of bread with jam in between them. Primarily heard in UK. When I was a kid, my family was very poor, and we ate jam sandwiches every day.
2. slang A police car. Primarily heard in UK. Slow down, there's a jam sandwich up ahead!
See also: jam, sandwich

knuckle sandwich

A punch in the mouth. If you keep mocking me, you're going to get a knuckle sandwich!
See also: knuckle, sandwich

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

the meat in the sandwich

A neutral party who must interact with two people or groups in conflict. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Those two had a fight recently, so I'm afraid I'll be the meat in the sandwich if we all go out together. A child of divorced parents is often the meat in the sandwich.
See also: meat, sandwich

one sandwich 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: one card short of a full deck, one brick shy of a full load, 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. The new manager is nice enough, but he's one sandwich short of a picnic, if you ask me.
See also: of, one, picnic, sandwich, short

submarine (sandwich)

A sandwich served on a long roll of bread, typically six inches to several feet in length, filled with a variety of ingredients, usually some combination of meat, cheese, and vegetables. Often shortened to "sub" or "sub sandwich," and known by different names in different regions, such as "hoagie" and "hero." This restaurant across the road from our office makes the best submarine sandwich in the city.
See also: submarine

*knuckle sandwich

Inf. a punch. (*Typically: ask for ~; get ~; give someone ~; want ~.) A: Nyah! Your mother smokes cigars! B: You want a knuckle sandwich?
See also: knuckle, sandwich

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.
See also: of, one, picnic, sandwich, short

sandwich (someone or something) between (people or things)

Fig. to enclose someone or something on both sides between people or things in any combination. We had to sandwich the children between us because there were no other seats close by. We had to sandwich the package between Ed and the side of the bus.
See also: sandwich

the meat in the sandwich

BRITISH
If you are the meat in the sandwich, you are in a very difficult situation because you have been caught between two people or groups who are fighting or arguing with each other. The police, who have to be present to ensure these extreme groups behave, find themselves the meat in the sandwich when the trouble starts.
See also: meat, sandwich

one sandwich short of a picnic

INFORMAL
If you say someone is one sandwich short of a picnic, you mean they are stupid or crazy. His daughter confirmed that her father was definitely one sandwich short of a picnic. Note: This expression is very variable. People often replace sandwich and picnic with other nouns, and one with a few. The guy was obviously several cards short of a full deck. Miss Martin is clearly one tent peg short of a full set. Note: These expressions are used humorously.
See also: of, one, picnic, sandwich, short

the meat (or filling) in the sandwich

a person who is awkwardly caught between two opposing factions.
See also: meat, sandwich

a sandwich (or two sandwiches) short of a picnic

(of a person) stupid or crazy. informal
See also: of, picnic, sandwich, short

dagwood (sandwich)

(ˈdægwʊd...)
n. a tall sandwich with many layers of food. (From the comic strip character Dagwood by Chick Young.) I really like to make an old-fashioned dagwood sandwich every now and then.
See also: dagwood, sandwich

knuckle sandwich

n. a blow struck in the teeth or mouth. How would you like a knuckle sandwich?
See also: knuckle, sandwich

soup sandwich

n. something impossibly messy or impossible to deal with. This whole project is just a soup sandwich. I’ll never get it straightened out.
See also: sandwich, soup

knuckle sandwich

A punch in the mouth. Associated with urban street toughs, the phrase was common in “Dead End” and “Bowery Boys” movies where the threat of being served a meal of someone's fist was all part of the characters' bravado.
See also: knuckle, sandwich
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