boner

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boner

1. slang A stupid mistake. Often used in the phrase "pull a boner." Did I really write that 2 + 2 = 5? Boy, I really pulled a boner there!
2. rude slang An erection. I always get a boner when I see that pretty girl at school—it's so embarrassing!

pull a boner

To make a foolish, silly error or blunder; to do something stupid. This phrase, originally derived from "bonehead," has become much less common in recent years due to the slang term "boner," meaning an erect penis. Boy, I really pulled a boner bringing up my arrest during the job interview. No, I'm not mad—you weren't trying to cause trouble, you just pulled a boner. We've all done stupid things like that in the past.
See also: boner, pull

pull a boner

Inf. to do something stupid or silly. Boy, I really pulled a boner! I'm so dumb. If you pull a boner like that again, you're fired!
See also: boner, pull

pull a boner

Make a blunder, as in I pulled an awful boner when I mentioned his ex-wife. This expression is derived from the noun bonehead, for "blockhead" or "stupid person." [Slang; early 1900s]
See also: boner, pull

boner

1. n. a silly error; a gaffe. (see also pull a boner.) What a boner! You must be embarrassed.
2. and bone n. an erection. He always gets a boner when he doesn’t need it and never when he does.

pull a boner

tv. to make a silly error. That was dumb. You really pulled a boner.
See also: boner, pull