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.
See also: bald, coot

*bald as a coot

 and *bald as a baby's backside
completely bald. (*Also: as ~.) If Tom's hair keeps receding like that, he'll be bald as a coot by the time he's thirty. Fred: Now, I'll admit my hair is thinning a little on the top, butJane: Thinning? You're not thinning, you're as bald as a baby's backside!
See also: bald, coot

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’.
See also: bald, coot

(as) bald as a ˈcoot

having no hair on your head at all: Why did you buy him a hairbrush? He’s as bald as a coot!
A coot is a black bird with a white patch on its forehead that lives on or near water.
See also: bald, coot
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Now aged 50, Taylor is as bald as a coot - but he still writes and plays songs to die for.
Blokes tend to fall into one of two categories - those who don't give a hoot about being bald as a coot and those who shed a tear for every falling follicle.
According to Duncan Smith, the PM's barnet looks like "teased Weetabix" and he, too, will soon be bald as a coot.
FIVE foot five and bald as a coot, TV magician Paul Daniels may seem an unlikely sex symbol.
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.