chinless wonder


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chinless wonder

A self-important upper class British man who is considered by others to be stupid or inexperienced. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Jill's incompetent manager is just a chinless wonder who got his job because he happens to be friends with the CEO.
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Then there was the policy decision that allowed alcohol to be taken outside the grandstand and into the betting ring - I lost count of the trouble this caused, including for myself when some chinless wonder, who must have had pounds 2 each way on an 11-10 shot, joyously threw champagne over my wife as it romped in third.
This week, thanks to Tina's suspicions, the chinless wonder is slapped behind bars.
Rather a genius than that chinless wonder, Jenson Button, a man who owns more houses than championship points.
It might also explain why despite his wealth and the perk of a title, this unforgiving chinless wonder can't hang on to a woman - not his two ex-wives nor the girlfriends he's had since.
IN FACT, Richard is a melodramatic moustachetwirler of the old school and only a chinless wonder like his new wife, Gail, is too dopey to see it.
WHEN you think about it, Peter Mandelson, our Secretary of State has a bit of a cheek to call anybody a chinless wonder, never mind parts of the British Army.
My old friendly bank manager has been put out to grass by the TSB, replaced by a cold, heartless, chinless wonder - Robocop in a pinstripe suit.
What keeps this chinless wonder, who's never done a day's work in his life, so busy?
But now, thanks to revolutionary surgery, he has turned from a real-life chinless wonder into a boy of steel.
ERIC BIRLING FINN COL This chinless wonder is the Birling's spoilt youngest child, who has an strong liking for booze.
She'd have had no function other than to breed children for whatever chinless wonder wanted her hand in marriage (and in Victoria's case that would be just as well because her hand is a darn sight more attractive that her face.)
The man who has been appointed Her Majesty's Oposition spokesman on Scottish Affairs in the Commons is not your typical Tory chinless wonder.
If I were the China Daily cartoonist, after I'd finished with the CIA I'd have sketched a chinless wonder pointing a smoking gun at a wild boar with blood running from its guts spelling out the words "Do as I say not as I do..."
Even that icon of femininity, Marilyn Monroe, had an op on her chin after overhearing someone call her a "chinless wonder".