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all brawn and no brain

Having great power or physical strength but lacking mental acuity or intelligence. He may have been a good football player in high school, but he was all brawn and no brains, so he didn't get into any colleges.
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be all brawn and no brain(s)

To have great power or physical strength but lack mental acuity or intelligence. He may have been a good football player in high school, but he was all brawn and no brains, so he didn't get into any colleges.
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brains and brawn

Mental acuity or intelligence and great power or physical strength, considered together. Our star football player got into an Ivy League school because he has both brains and brawn.
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brains versus brawn

Mental acuity or intelligence in contrast to great power or physical strength. This isn't a case of brains versus brawn—you need both intelligence and physical strength in a situation like this.
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brains and/versus brawn

intelligence and/compared with physical strength: In this job you need both brains and brawn.
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Brawn is one of the most successful and respected figures in the sport after winning championships with Benetton, Ferrari and his own Brawn GP outfit.
Hamilton, without a world title since 2008, is now without one of the most successful men in F1's history as Brawn has played a part in 16 world championship successes - eight drivers' and eight constructors' crowns.
Despite that, and via his Twitter account, Hamilton said: "Massive thanKs to Ross Brawn.
Both Mercedes and Brawn have so far refused to comment on the latest developments, making way for the team to be run in tandem by its two executive directors Toto Wolff and Lowe along with non-executive chairman and former world champion Niki Lauda.
Lowe moved from McLaren earlier this year, leading Brawn to state earlier in the season that he could walk away from Mercedes if he felt he was no longer "top dog" at the team.
To that end, it would appear foolish for Brawn to decide to walk away when he potentially faces his best opportunity to make Mercedes world champions since the German giant bought out Brawn GP following their 2009 title-winning campaign.
A year ago Brawn celebrated a momentous victory at a time when he was in charge of his own team, with Jenson Button leading the way around the streets of the principality.
The Bahrain Grand Prix will be Schumacher's first race since coming out of retirement during the off-season and announcing he is leaving long-time partners Ferrari to join Brawn at Mercedes.
Brawn established the team named after him for the 2009 season and won the constructors championship, while driver Jenson Button became world champion.
1% share in Brawn GP, with the team re-named as Mercedes Grand Prix and Brawn remaining as team principal.
It was Brawn, who saved Button from the brink of ending his Formula One career early this year after his team Honda pulled out of the season owing to recession.
REIGNING Formula One champion Jenson Button's future remains uncertain after Mercedes-Benz secured a controlling interest in his Brawn GP team today.
1 per cent controlling share in the Brawn GP Formula One team, it was announced yesterday.
Mercedes-Benz is taking over the Formula One championship-winning team Brawn GP for the next six seasons, ending its partnership with McLaren.