chinless wonder

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chinless wonder

A self-important upper class British man who is considered by others to be stupid or inexperienced. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Jill's incompetent manager is just a chinless wonder who got his job because he happens to be friends with the CEO.
See also: wonder
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And to think we once called Cameron a chinless wonder.
WHEN you think about it, Peter Mandelson, our Secretary of State has a bit of a cheek to call anybody a chinless wonder, never mind parts of the British Army.
A Labour aide said: "He's a chinless wonder - unlike his fat boss Nicholas Soames, who has too many chins."
FASHIONISTAS have been calling it sad and tragic that Princess Anne wore the same dress for a chinless wonder's wedding that she had on for another one 27 years ago.
TORY toff David Cameron is turning out to be a chinless wonder.
They are to do with allegations that he is a chinless wonder, an upper class twit, the Little Lord Fauntleroy of Notting Hill.
But Casper failed to live up to his billing as a chinless wonder and Woody didn't turn into a working-class rebel.
First, she incurred the enmity of two stereotypical, sexist, public school cads (a macho man and a chinless wonder) by soundly defeating them on a training exercise, and humiliating them in front of their fellow officers.
Beyond the unconvincing love story, Notting Hill is about how tough it is being a chinless wonder in the Nineties.