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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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The DfT knew this before it was taken over by chinless wonders who are more interested in transport politics than safe driving - it still advises councils that a blanket speed limit is not the way to tackle individual hazards on rural roads, but has failed to notice that this is inconsistent with its new speed limit setting guidelines.
LONELY Planet is edited by a bunch of chinless wonders trying to be hip and cool.
The truth of that kiss is probably that Olive is simply a more forceful character than all the chinless wonders Camilla normally mixes with.
What, then, about buck-toothed, inbred chinless wonders who only get by because of the old school tie network?
Under the Blair regime a lack of sympathy for the military was nothing new: on one occasion, after Peter Mandelson had moved on from supervising the Dome to serving as Secretary for Northern Ireland, he tried to curry favor with a radio audience in the Irish Republic by describing the soldiers of the Household Division, whom he had been taken to see at the Trooping of the Colour ceremony when he was a child, as "a lot of chinless wonders.
I can't wait for the Activate ball at next month's conference, when the turns will include stand-up from Theresa May (riffing on all the wheat fields she ran through), Michael Gove as his own ventriloquist dummy, Katie Hopkins sawing an asylum-seeker in half, and a cast of chinless wonders, champagne flutes in hand, pogoing to The Jam.
No matter which chinless wonders are currently lost in scripted reality hell, the stupefying story's always the same.
You will receive reproachful and disapproving looks from any number of maiden aunts and witness confusion among a few chinless wonders who own half of Berkshire but have never had a bet bigger than pounds 2 each-way, but that's the point.
The chinless wonders of the Foreign Office - whose silence in the run up to the Iraq war (when they knew it would be a bloody disaster) is slowly seeping out at the Chilcot Inquiry now that Blair is safely out of office - are just about the last people with whom one would go tiger shooting.
There's just something so tremendously satisfying about watching a puffed-up bunch of chinless wonders dampen their Armani loafers with fear while Sir Alan stamps on their inflated egos, like a particularly belligerent nine-year-old in a room full of birthday balloons.
It would take an unbelievable act of stupidity to stop the Conservative Party being seen as a credible opposition, but yet again the chinless wonders have conspired to score a spectacular own goal to welcome back Jonathan Aitken into the political fold.
TO those chinless wonders at the FA headquarters: Don't you think it's about time you showed some backbone and announced now what everyone assumed, that the English entries for the Champions League will always come from the top four clubs in the Premier League
Come to think of it, if the Python crew ever decide to remake their classic sketch on the malevolent monks the chinless wonders would make ideal extras.
Cosi fan Tutte is one of the nastiest operas around, with its laddish little tale of a couple of chinless wonders each wooing the other's girlfriend for a bet and then expressing outrage at the women's infidelity.
Forget how repulsive and dated the sight of chinless wonders on horses chasing animals until they die, is.