Absent-minded professors - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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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at the awarding ceremonies could relate to that, but there's more though to this than forgetfulness.
But unlike many brilliant people who are absent-minded professors
, he was also a businessman.
I was too busy reflecting that they don't make absent-minded professors
like this one anymore.
It will undoubtedly be contested by those who insist that archaeology and classical philology, for example, are relatively esoteric and harmless activities pursued by absent-minded professors