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Someone who is stupid or dumb. What are you, a newt? How did you get that easy question wrong?

(as) pissed as a newt

slang Very drunk. Primarily heard in UK. When I got to the pub, you were as pissed as a newt. Do you remember anything that happened last night?
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pissed as a newt

If someone is as pissed as a newt, they are very drunk. She swore never to drink again. Hah! Pissed as a newt the first night she came back. Note: Other nouns such as fart or parrot are sometimes used instead of newt. The last time I saw him, in Glasgow, he was as pissed as a parrot.
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vulgar slang

pissed as a newt (or fart)

very drunk.
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(as) pissed as a ˈnewt

(British English, taboo, slang) very drunk OPPOSITE: (as) sober as a judge
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n. a stupid person; a dull and uninteresting person. Don’t act like such a newt.
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Of course this reviewer's favorite page and letter were N: "Nancy needs napkins," with a very funny illustration of a newt nurse cracking nuts, while another newt naps, dozing over the Nantucket Times, a third newt eats noodles and a fourth newt messily eats nachos, ignoring napkins, underneath a portrait of a nose, a nest, and a nickel.
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Folk arriving at the beer garden and pub at National Trust's Gibside estate, near Rowlands Gill in Gateshead, are being escorted by a newt patrol on their drive into the grounds.
Builders working on the site of the Scissett Tesco Express have downed tools after it was revealed a newt fence needed to protect the tiny amphibians has not been installed.
London, August 22 (ANI): Scientists report that a newt has evolved a bizarre and gruesome defence mechanism to protect itself against predators, by pushing out its ribs until they pierce through its body, exposing a row of bones that act like poisonous barbs.
A newt crossing point has been installed beneath the road.
Would-be human inhabitants had to wait while a newt habitat was built, as European law requires.
A newt reserve costing pounds 40,000 had to be built by the developers of Hortonwood Industrial Estate near Telford, Shropshire, two years ago.
The best advice I can give you is to get a fishing net and find a newt, and quick.
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Flintshire County Council planning chief Huw Evans will tell councillors on Wednesday, agreeing to a newt reserve will in no way prejudice the outcome of the housing application.