as bald as a coot


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bald as a coot

Totally bald. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's bald as a coot.
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as bald as a coot

completely bald.
The coot (Fulica atra) has a broad white shield extending up from the base of its bill. The history of the word bald is somewhat obscure, but analogies with other northern European languages suggest a connection with the idea of ‘having a white patch or streak’.
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Now, at the age of 59, he is as bald as a coot and looks like a slightly-crumpled bumbling professor of History at a minor Mid-West university.
Hitler had a small rodent perched under his nose while Mussolini was as bald as a coot, proving that you can be a fascist scumbag regardless of how much hair you have, and where you choose to wear it.
Now aged 50, Taylor is as bald as a coot - but he still writes and plays songs to die for.
And screen stars Bruce Willis, Star Trek's Patrick Stewart and 007 heartthrob Sean Connery are all as bald as a coot.
In the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Picard had hair at Starfleet Academy but is as bald as a coot in the film.