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.
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It just needed to be a shape that didn't have people slackjawed in stupefaction.
Also, Lloyd is back from Spain but is slackjawed 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.
I remember playing GTA 3 for the first time and gaping, slackjawed, at the world on screen in front of me.
Locals, men and women, some in religious Islamic clothing, were slackjawed as they watched me writhe on the ground.
Our very own Kerouac of the backstretch Nicholas Godfrey has done his best to shoehorn developments into the small print of the daily news, underneath the slackjawed yawneries of which festival novice hurdle will today's flavour of the month be soundly thrashed in eight weeks hence.
They, indeed, are the true victims, not their passengers who have made the mistake of the slackjawed and unthinking everywhere by forgetting that the world doesn't always behave according to plan.
I gazed at the slackjawed wonder There were slots for detergent and fabric conditioner, as well as buttons that govern water flow, temperature and time, she explained - dimpling her elegant chin in a defiant style.
We can watch slackjawed as drug-furled violence spills over our border from Mexico, and we can keep pumping cash into Colombia on the off-chance that stability will emerge, but as long as the United States continues to prosecute this endless and losing war of attrition, nothing will change.
We managed to make it to the bit about 'bright light city gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire' and the 'whole lot of money that's ready to burn' before who ever responsible must have noticed the sea of slackjawed faces and, putting two and two together, skipped to the correct song.
The slackjawed stupidity, shadowed by blunt cruelty.
When I saw the news about a Honda robot, the Asimo, conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, I thought, "Are we sitting here in America, slackjawed in wonderment at others' technological achievement, clueless as to the military significance of what we are seeing--as Japan plots its revenge for Hiroshima?
Service was first class throughout and most of the staff are Italian so you know you won't be dealing with the usual slackjawed dullards, who know nothing about the menu, that work as waiters in lesser establishments.
I sat slackjawed in disbelief during the documentary as Nick Rhodes draped himself over an armchair in a batwing jumper and started talking about being a visual innovator.
Among the first people I interviewed were 1) a C-SPAN junkie who wanted only to talk about the zen of Brian Lamb, 2) a talk-radio fanatic who refused to let me write down a word of his rant because he knew from listening to Rush ("I'm a megadittos man," my new friend told me) that I would only twist his views to match my liberal homosexual agenda, and 3) a bakery manager who was slackjawed over the fact that I neither read nor had ever heard of his favorite news source, Media Bypass, a monthly magazine (and now Web site and radio show, too) that reveals the "uncensored national news.