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be several bricks short of a (full) load

To be not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., "a few sandwiches short of a picnic," "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 several bricks short of a load. The new manager is nice enough, but he's several bricks short of a full load, if you ask me.
See also: brick, load, of, several, short

be several cards short of a (full) deck

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

several bricks short of a (full) load

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., "a few sandwiches short of a picnic," "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 several bricks short of a load. The new manager is nice enough, but he's several bricks short of a full load, if you ask me.
See also: brick, load, of, several, short

several cards short of a (full) deck

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

wear several hats

To hold or function in more than one position or role. I work from home, so I'm able to wear several hats: stay-at-home dad, soccer coach, and website developer. Both our editorial assistant and our copywriter left the company at the same time, so I've been wearing several hats ever since.
See also: hat, several, wear

be several cards short of a full deck

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

several irons in the fire

a number of jobs or possibilities available at the same time Job counselors recommend keeping several irons in the fire when you’re looking for work.
Usage notes: also used in the forms a lot of or many irons in the fire
See also: fire, iron, several

be one card/several cards short of a full deck

  (humorous)
if someone is one card short of a full deck, they are stupid or crazy Do you think your cousin might be one card short of a full deck?
See also: card, deck, full, of, one, short
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Relying on Yanan, the appellate court ruled that the injuries were not indivisible just because the plaintiff was injured twice in the same part of her body, and rejected the plaintiff's argument that the defendants were jointly and severally liable.
Except as provided in Section 2-1118, in actions on account of bodily injury or death or physical damage to property, based on negligence, or product liability based on strict tort liability, all defendants found liable are jointly and severally liable for plaintiff's past and future medical and medically related expenses.
Each bank will be severally and not jointly responsible to pay the following pro rata share of drawings under the LOC: JPMorgan Chase Bank (60%); CalPERS (20%); and CalSTRS (20%).
IF ONE SPOUSE INTENTIONALLY misstates income or deductions and understates a couple's joint tax liability, the other spouse may be jointly and severally liable for any resulting taxes, interest and penalties.
The confirmation is in connection with the substitution of the current LCA with the LCA to be severally provided by State Street (rated 'A+/F1+' with a Stable Outlook) for series A, CalSTRS (rated 'AA+/F1+' with a Stable Outlook) for series B and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (rated 'AA-/F1+' with a Stable Outlook), for series C.
6013 (d) (3), married taxpayers filing jointly are jointly and severally liable for tax.
The company anticipates it will enter into management purchase agreements and standby purchase agreements, pursuant to which certain officers and directors of SC Bancorp and Southern California Bank and certain institutional investors and high net worth individuals, respectively, would severally agree to acquire from SC Bancorp, at the subscription price, a significant number shares of common stock, if any, available after the exercise of the subscription privilege by shareholders.
It recommended that the rules clarify that a domestic corporation will be considered a dual resident corporation only if it is itself subject to income tax in the foreign country, either directly or because, under foreign law, it is severally liable as a member of a foreign consolidated or combined tax return.
The rating action is in connection with the (i) reoffering of the series 2004A bonds as 10 series of bonds from series 2004A-1 through and including series 2004A-10; reoffering of the series 2004B bonds as six series of bonds from series 2004B-1 through and including series 2004B-6; (iii) substitution of the original letters of credit (LOCs) securing the bonds with: LOCs severally provided by Citibank, N.
In the ruling, a holding company had issued debt instruments with its wholly owned operating subsidiary as a co-obligor; the subsidiary was jointly and severally liable for all payments due under such instruments.
The partnership is also seeking a declaratory judgment against Permian that Permian is jointly and severally liable for the refinery's unpaid federal excise taxes, sales and use taxes and ad valorem taxes.
The rating action is in connection with the substitution of the standby bond purchase agreement (SBPA) liquidity providers as follows: for the 2007 series A-1 bonds, Bayerische Landesbank and California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), severally, with Bank of America, N.
It entered into a lease agreement with an outside source; the terms stated that each member would be jointly and severally liable for the rental obligation, up to a certain dollar amount.
CFC is jointly and severally responsible for any unfunded pension obligations of Chrysler Corp.
The rating on the notes had been based on the support of the LOC severally provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.