can't see a hole in a ladder

can't see a hole in a ladder

1. Is stupid or dimwitted. Don't give Randy that important project—he can't see a hole in a ladder!
2. Is drunk. Don't buy him any more drinks—he already can't see a hole in a ladder.
See also: hole, ladder, see
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can't see a hole in a ladder

stupid or drunk. No use asking her questions. She can't see a hole in a ladder. After the big party, Joe needed someone to drive him home. He couldn't see a hole in a ladder.
See also: hole, ladder, see
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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