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stupid is as stupid does
One's actions indicate one's level of stupidity (or intelligence). The phrase was popularized by the film Forrest Gump. Of course that fool backed his car into own house! Stupid is as stupid does! Stupid is as stupid does, so judge her on her actions, not your first impression.
as (something) as they come
Said of someone or something that displays a trait or characteristic to the utmost degree. Bryce is as talented as they come. Once you see him on stage, you'll agree. These strawberries are as fresh as they come. They were literally just picked!
See also: come
How (something) is that?
That is very (something). Adjectives commonly used in this construction include "strange," "cool," and "awesome," among others. Did you know that hummingbirds can fly backwards? How cool is that? A: "Frank spent prom night home alone playing video games. How sad is that?" B: "Actually, that sounds pretty great."
See also: how
how (something) can you be?
Used rhetorically to indicate that someone or something shows an extraordinary amount of some negative characteristic or trait. Now the banks are talking about selling off people's mortgages to vulture funds to make a quick buck. How greedy can you be? My roommate turned off the house's water boiler over the winter break because he thought it would save energy, but all the pipes burst and the entire house flooded. Man, how dumb can you be?
how (something) can you get?
Used rhetorically to indicate that someone or something shows an extraordinary amount of some negative characteristic or trait. Now the banks are talking about selling off people's mortgages to vulture funds to make a quick buck. How greedy can you get? My roommate turned off the house's water boiler over the winter break because he thought it would save energy, but all the pipes burst and the entire house flooded. Man, how dumb can you get?
of all the
Used to express great annoyance, exasperation, impatience, or frustration with someone or something. You put diesel fuel into the car? Of all the stupid, careless things to do—now the car is ruined! Of all the nerve, implying that I'm somehow to blame for the project's failure!
so (something) it isn't true
Someone or something has so much of a particular characteristic or quality that it is hard to believe. Don't believe a word he says; that politician is so corrupt it isn't true!
See also: true
ask a stupid question and you'll get a stupid answer
Also, ask a silly question. Your query doesn't deserve a proper answer, as in Am I hungry? ask a stupid question! One authority believes this idiom is a variant of ask me no questions and I'll tell you no fibs, which appeared in Oliver Goldsmith's play She Stoops to Conquer (1773) and was frequently repeated thereafter. [Early 1800s]
of ˌall the ˈcheek, ˈnerve, stupid things to ˈdo, etc.!(informal) used to express annoyance, impatience, etc. at what another person has done or said: Of all the idiots, leaving his car unlocked in the middle of town!
This expression is often used without a noun, especially to show that somebody is annoyed: She said I was fat? Well, of all the ...!
as ˌclever, ˌstupid, etc. as they ˈcomevery clever, stupid, etc: He’s just about as mean as they come. He wouldn’t even lend me a couple of dollars!
See also: come
how selfish, stupid, ungrateful, etc. can you ˈget?(spoken) used to express surprise or disapproval that somebody has been so selfish, stupid, etc: I can’t believe he didn’t even say thank you. How ungrateful can you get?
so ˌbad, ˌstupid, etc. it isn’t ˈtrue(informal) used to emphasize that somebody/something is very bad, stupid, etc: His brother is so lazy it isn’t true!
See also: true
1. mod. stupid; dumb. (Usually derogatory.) That was a real dumb-ass thing to do. That is so stupid-ass!
2. n. a stupid person. (Rude and derogatory.) Don’t be such a dumb-ass! You know what I mean!
in. to become intoxicated; to make oneself alcohol or drug intoxicated. It’s been one totally screwed up week. I think I’ll just stay home tonight and get stupid.
hit by the stupid stick
mod. made to act really stupid. Nobody can be that dumb. You must have been hit by the stupid stick.
mod. drunk. (see also get stupid.) These kids are so stupid they can’t see straight. They’re all going to be sick.
mod. very, very good. (see also fresh, funky fresh.) Her looks were stupid fresh. Bonus!
There’s no such thing as a stupid questionand TNSTAASQ
sent. & comp. abb. Go ahead and ask your question without referring to it as stupid. There’s no such thing as a stupid question. But keep trying, you’re getting close.