I've seen better heads on nickel beers

I've seen better heads on nickel beers

slang Said when one deems someone to be stupid. The "head" is the foam that forms when beer is poured into a glass. It is used here as a pun in reference to one's head, representing their brain or intellect. Oh please, I've seen better heads on nickel beers—you can't believe a word that fool says. I can't believe you're so impressed with her—I've seen better heads on nickel beers, honestly.
See also: beer, better, head, nickel, on, seen
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I've seen better heads on nickel beers.

Rur. This person is stupid. Jim's good-looking, but I've seen better heads on nickel beers. My students this term aren't what you'd call bright. I've seen better heads on nickel beers.
See also: beer, better, head, nickel, on, seen
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