the thinking man's crumpet

the thinking man's/woman's crumpet

  (British humorous)
a man or woman who is popular with the opposite sex because they are both intelligent and sexually attractive Paxman has apparently grown weary of being labelled the thinking woman's crumpet.
See can't think straight
See also: crumpet, thinking
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But with it happening to The Thinking Man's Crumpet, in Mayfair, via the hands of an influential art collector, they kept schtum.
Although known for being the thinking man's crumpet - after a comment from Frank Muir - she feels her career has been more important than that.
SINGLE MAN (12A,101mins) Thinking woman's crumpet Colin Firth takes a turn as the thinking man's crumpet in designer Tom Ford's first cinematic outing, which is a haunting drama about a professor who secretly says farewell to the people he loves as he contemplates suicide after the death of his lover.
Well on her way to becoming the thinking man's crumpet, Newsnight's grand inquisitor still has what it takes
Joan, once dubbed the thinking man's crumpet, has been living apart from her husband in North London's Chalk Farm since they split after 25 years earlier this year.
The thinking man's crumpet recently revealed that she was leaving Central.
Then there's Welsh-born trained engineer Carol Vorderman, often demeaningly referred to as the thinking man's crumpet.
And for millions of fans the tribute show will be an emotional farewell to the woman labelled the Thinking Man's Crumpet.
Although known for being the thinking man's crumpet - after a comment Frank Muir made 30 years ago - she feels her career has been more important than that.
Joan Bakewell, dubbed the thinking man's crumpet, becomes a dame after more than 30 years' presenting on TV and radio.
Broadcaster Joan Bakewell -dubbed the thinking man's crumpet at the height of her career -and royal biographer Robert Lacey are lined up for the first lunch at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on May 13.