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How strange/stupid/cool, etc. is that?

used to emphasize that something is strange/stupid, etc.
See also: how

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]
See also: and, answer, ask, get, question, stupid


and stupid-ass
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!



get stupid

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.
See also: 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.
See also: hit, stick, stupid


mod. drunk. (see also get stupid.) These kids are so stupid they can’t see straight. They’re all going to be sick.

stupid fresh

mod. very, very good. (see also fresh, funky fresh.) Her looks were stupid fresh. Bonus!
See also: fresh, stupid

There’s no such thing as a stupid question

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.
See also: question, stupid, such, thing
References in classic literature ?
Phellion, Poiret, and Thuillier listen stupidly, with the look of those who try to peer before them in the darkness.
When, on a morning, my unconscious carcass was disentangled from the nets on the drying-frames, whither I had stupidly, blindly crawled the night before; and when the water- front talked it over with many a giggle and laugh and another drink, I was proud indeed.
She came cringing into the room, staring stupidly at the magnificence all round her--the daughter of the London streets
Maston courageously menaced them with his steel hook, but he only succeeded in frightening some pelicans and teal, while tall flamingos stared stupidly at the party.
We looked at each other stupidly and with eyes terrified.
he repeated stupidly, unconsciously sweeping the brilliant sunset sky with his gaze.
When he had heard everything, even to the detail that for the first second she could not help flushing, but that afterwards she was just as direct and as much at her ease as with any chance acquaintance, Levin was quite happy again and said he was glad of it, and would not now behave as stupidly as he had done at the election, but would try the first time he met Vronsky to be as friendly as possible.
He gazed stupidly about him for an instant, and obeyed.
He was ashamed just because he, Raskolnikov, had so hopelessly, stupidly come to grief through some decree of blind fate, and must humble himself and submit to "the idiocy" of a sentence, if he were anyhow to be at peace.
A 14-year-old boy who stupidly sent a waist down naked photo of himself to a girl at school who then shared it with three other people has been put on a police file for 10 years.
She wanted settle down I stupidly I have to constantly do things for them on my days off, but I don't have the guts to say no.
The ignition keys had been left inside and in drink she stupidly decided to start it up and drive, her solicitor Phillip Marshall-Thomas explained.
I think the BBC has behaved badly and stupidly about this from everything I've heard about what's happened.
I have years and years of no claims but my premiums are still stupidly high - even with my discounts - pushed up by selfish people out to make a quick buck at other people's expense.
My brother and I once gorged ourselves and stupidly thought no one would notice.