slack-jawed


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slack-jawed

1. With one's mouth hanging open, as due to surprise or dim-wittedness. I had to clear away the people who were standing slack-jawed on the side of the road, staring at the car wreck.
2. Moronic; very slow or dim-witted. I tried asking for directions at the gas station, but there was just some slack-jawed yokel working behind the counter.
References in classic literature ?
Hang up, some of you, and make wax for these slack-jawed sisters.
Look you, I have noticed in my long life that those who eternally break in upon Those Above with complaints and reports and bellowings and weepings are presently sent for in haste, as our Colonel used to send for slack-jawed down-country men who talked too much.
Clr Hall's interruption to the process, when he disingenuously asked people "to stop whistling, clapping and cheering as it could give people with hearing aids using the loop system a near heart attack" once again induced slack-jawed disbelief in my son.
I find most people to be slack-jawed, talentless, spoiled, entitled, weak, oversensitive, and undeserving of all the taken-for-granted luxuries our culture brings.
CORONATION STREET Lloyd (right) is back from Spain but is slack-jawed with shock when Ches has a pop at him and Andrea reveals his business partner Steve has plundered the Street Cars accounts, crashed a minibus and is suffering from depression.
The 27-year-old actor wasn't slack-jawed, but clearly awed.
Sets will wobble, lines will be fluffed, marks missed and members of the crew will occasionally wander slack-jawed into shot.
For the bunch of slack-jawed, vacant-eyes, boringly middle class mists who crowd Wimbledon each June are, beyond question, the least prepossessing sports fans anywhere in the world.
Photographers, sports fans and commentators were left slack-jawed after seeing the image, which was massively shared on social media sites, and on Twitter was tweeted and retweeted thousands of times.
Photographers, sports fans and commentators were slack-jawed after seeing the image yesterday, with one Irish article calling it "the coolest picture of the decade".
After standing there slack-jawed and gaping for a second, suspect number two spins around and runs out, too
Even Pollard was left gobsmacked by her saucy antics - but not as slack-jawed as our Kerry.
The German man thanked while my mate looked on in slack-jawed amazement.
I was slack-jawed to see up to 50mpg on the trip computer of this A160 CDi BlueEfficiency, which is the sort of economy you'd expect from a hybrid Toyota Prius.
But as with all car-crash telly, after gawping slack-jawed at its sheer awfulness (stilted pacing, limp banter and embarrassed-looking guests were just the half of it), you couldn't help be drawn in by its almost defiant amateurishness.