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space cadet

A person considered out of touch with reality. I tried having a serious conversation with her, but she's such a space cadet that I gave up after a few minutes of hearing her ramble on about my aura.
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space cadet

1. n. a person who is always silly or giddy. Here comes a space cadet who looks like he has more money than he needs.
2. n. a person who is always high on drugs. The space cadets can usually be found sitting on a bench outside the principal’s office.
See also: space
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The Automotive Cadetship is a good way of bridging that gap.
Connor said: "My parents have given us brilliant support down the years and dad in particular with his background has been a very positive influence, instilling a passion and respect for the sea from a young age and giving us confidence in our own abilities and to apply for the cadetship.
The Cadetship Programme is also part of the company's contribution to the employment and development of UAE nationals who already constitute more than 50 per cent of the company's onshore staff and 40 per cent of the offshore LNG officers while the number of those onboard other ships is increasing significantly in line with company's expanding fleet and growing status as one of the leading shipping companies in the region.
Eventually, we are told, she manages to obtain cadetships for two of her sons, as Mrs.
One thinks of the clergyman's younger son who acquired an East India Company's cadetship, and returned as a Nabob.
He was too poor to afford a university education, but managed to get a local politician to find him a free education by obtaining a West Point cadetship for him.
First he leaves the University of Virginia, after a single term: then his army post in Fort Moultrie, South Carolina; he has a truncated cadetship at West Point, after a self-contrived court-martial for "disobeying orders.
Born at Butterley Hall (near Ripley), Derbyshire (January 29, 1803); secured a cadetship in the Indian Army (1819), and won renown when he subdued the wild Bhil robber tribesmen and raised a unit of Bhil light infantry (1825); served under Gen.
The Regional Development Fund (RDF) grant has been offered to the Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy to support placing 25 cadets in full-time employment in regional South Australia through its Coastal Mariner Cadetship program.
Rory Hughes, 20, has not only secured a summer job working as a ski boat driver in America but has also accepted an offer for an Officer Cadetship for BP Shipping for when he returns.
At some point in the cadetship days of the highest ranking cadet of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), Cadet Macdum Enca found himself in the same situation as that of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Lorrie Graham recalled that the female secretary to the photographic manager at Fairfax was instrumental in securing her cadetship at the Sydney Morning Herald in 1975 (Graham, 2015).
The cadetship has been given the thumb-up by the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), which was launched last year to support the sustainable growth of the sector.
One of the most exciting and successful initiatives has been the Cadetship programme run through the High Tide Foundation charity, which PD Ports co-founded five years ago.
Those who fail the tests face three possible options: they can retire; be discharged or face withdrawal of a cadetship.