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addlebrained

Confused, bewildered, or disoriented. This cold medicine has left me totally addlebrained—I just wrote down that 2 + 2 = 5. Get used to feeling addlebrained—that's just part of life as a sleep-deprived new mom. I spent an hour searching for that file, and it was right under my nose the whole time. Boy, am I addlebrained today!

bird-brained

Characterized by stupidity, foolishness, or a lack of foresight. You're so bird-brained. I can't believe you got stranded on the highway because you didn't put enough gas in your car!

bird-brained idea

An especially foolish, stupid, or shortsighted plan or idea. A: "I've got a great plan for selling bees as pets—we'll make a fortune!" B: "Here we go with another one of your bird-brained ideas." Am I going crazy here, or has everyone else just lost their minds? Because this is the most bird-brained idea I've ever heard!
See also: idea

brain (someone)

To strike or assault someone violently and severely, typically on the head. He warned me that he was going to brain me if I didn't stop insulting him. The lump on my head is from when a box fell off a shelf and brained me yesterday.
See also: brain

crackbrained

Wacky or crazy. There's a guy on our corner who shouts about the end of the world; I think he's a little crackbrained. Oh please, that'll never work—it's a crackbrained idea.
See also: crackbrain

lamebrained

Utterly foolish or poorly thought out. He's always got some lamebrained scheme to get rich.
See also: lamebrain

left-brained

Prone to engage in logical, analytical thinking, as opposed to intuition, creativity, or abstraction. I'm not surprised that Matt's completely left-brained—he is a math major, after all. Call me left-brained, but I can't make a big decision without a pro-con list.

pea-brained

Particularly stupid, foolish, or narrow-minded. The town hall meeting was hijacked by a few pea-brained morons trying to protest the new highway development. Don't let Tom's comments get you down—he's just a pea-brained jerk who puts other people down to make himself feel smart.

right-brained

Prone to engage in intuitive, creative, or abstract thinking, as opposed to that which is more logical or analytical. I'm not surprised that Matt's completely right-brained—he is an art major, after all. Call me right-brained, but I always trust my intuition when I have to make a big decision.
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crackbrained

mod. stupid; ridiculous. I’ve heard enough of your crackbrained schemes.
See also: crackbrain

lamebrained

verb
See also: lamebrain
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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