absent-minded professor


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absent-minded professor

An otherwise intelligent person who often lacks common sense or forgets or overlooks important details. Louis is brilliant, but he's such an absent-minded professor when it comes to remembering to attend important meetings.

absent-minded professor

a bumbling professor who overlooks everyday things. Fred is such an absent-minded professor. He'd forget his head if it wasn't screwed on.
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An absent-minded professor finally figured out how not to forget his wife's birthday and their wedding anniversary.
Just think of the stereotype of the absent-minded professor, the brilliant mind with no understanding of the realities of life.
Such fascinating figure certainly captures the interest and imagination of myriad of writers who see him in different perspectives: mad scientist, absent-minded professor, humanist, pacifist and philosopher.
Otherwise I get the feeling of being an absent-minded professor alone in his laboratory all day
99)--Actor Fred MacMurray portrayed such beloved characters as Disney's classic, "The Absent-Minded Professor," and the father on the 1960s sitcom, "My Three Sons" as well as had against-type roles in "Double Indemnity" (1944), "The Caine Mutiny" (1954) and many others.
But he had always been an absent-minded professor, according to Ms.
Flubber -an energetic rubber-like substance that wreaks havoc everywhere it goes -in this smart update of The Absent-Minded Professor.
To be turned over by a second bunch of buffoons - led by the absent-minded Professor - looked like carelessness.
Einstein might have been the master of space-time, but here on Earth he was a naive bumbler, the absent-minded professor.
Beale looks every inch the absent-minded professor squeezed into ill-fitting cricket flannels and a multi-coloured pullover.
He tells 'of "the most absent-minded professor in captivity" of lovelorn murderers, itinerant tramps 'who, wore studs in their shirt bosoms, and of select men who resisted the advent of the telephone as if it were a toxic disease.
Slightly eccentric, with a touch of whimsy, he looks like a cross between an absent-minded professor and a computer nerd.
Gary Wilmes makes this transformation plausible, even compelling: He changes from a shuffling, absent-minded professor into a lunatic who turns his dialectic on himself.
In 1998, remakes of Dr Doolittle and The Absent-Minded Professor hit the jackpot.