absent-minded professor

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absent-minded professor

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.

absent-minded professor

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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And so I was relieved because I could read again, and return to my old life as an absent-minded professor. I began my post-election life by reading Jennings's book, which Douglas Dunn, writing for the Glasgow Herald, called 'poems outstanding .
"An absent-minded professor finally figured out how not to forget his wife's birthday and their wedding anniversary.
Good on Paper, by Rachel Cantor, is an absent-minded professor of a novel: It has one foot in the real worldas real as it gets on the bourgeois-academic Upper West Sideand one in the clouds.
Looking like an absent-minded professor, he carried two long, skinny aluminum poles and appeared to be searching for something.
Professor Branestawm (Hill) is an absent-minded professor, whose creations have a habit of going wrong.
I am a bit of an absent-minded professor. My background is as a lab rat.
There's no ego, no buffoonery like you'd get with an absent-minded professor.
In contrast to the polished manner and sleek suits of most litigators, Richkind had an outraged air and the slightly rumpled look of an absent-minded professor.
Otherwise I get the feeling of being an absent-minded professor alone in his laboratory all day
Although Ruth moves too fast to let you see her scars, she's still wounded from her breakup with Astor's brother, Jesse (Jeremy Shamos), an absent-minded professor who somehow forgot to tell her he was still married when they started their affair.
Mention the 0-0 draw and Strachan starts scouring the bombsite debris of his desk like an absent-minded professor.
But he had always been an absent-minded professor, according to Ms.
A time travel adventure, The Incredible Adventures of Aristotle McGuffin has the title character, an absent-minded professor, traveling back to the 14th Century in a time machine.
She said: "George was always like an absent-minded professor. I think it's hard to spot with someone like that.
AN ABSENT-MINDED professor was travelling by train.