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be as daft as a brush

slang To act in a strange or silly way. Primarily heard in UK. Quit being as daft as a brush—it's too dangerous to play on this busy street!
See also: brush, daft

(as) daft as a brush

slang Strange or silly. Primarily heard in UK. Quit being as daft as a brush—it's too dangerous to play on this busy street!
See also: brush, daft

daft as a brush

If someone is as daft as a brush, they are very silly or stupid. She was as daft as a brush. Couldn't say anything with any sense in it. Note: This expression may have come from `as soft as a brush', as both `soft' and `daft' can mean stupid. Alternatively, it could have come from a fuller version, `as daft as a brush without bristles'.
See also: brush, daft

(as) ˌdaft as a ˈbrush

(British English, spoken) (of a person) very silly
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The board will engage a search firm to assist in this effort and will carefully consider external candidates along with the internal candidate we have in Steve Heyer," Daft said in announcing the move.
Camera (color), Fumio Hirokawa, Haruhiko Ishikawa; editors, Shigeru Nishiyama, Olivier Gajan; music, Daft Punk, featuring Romanthony, Todd Edwards, DJ Sneak; art director, Hiroshi Katou; sound (Dolby Digital), Cyril Holtz; designs/visual supervisor, Leiji Matsumoto; character designer, Masaki Sato; color designs, Kunio Tsujita; special effects, Nobuhiro Shimokawa.
Dyson remarks, "Doug Daft has made my charge very clear.
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continues to be welcome around the world, and that we apply `community' and `neighbor' equally to those who live next door or on the next continent," said Daft when making the announcement.
Mr Clarke, aged 59, strongly refuted claims that he kicked up a fuss, although he told Tube inspectors the fine was daft.
It's been 20 years since the release of one of the greatest album of all time, Daft Punk's Homework.
So when you pass Daft as a Brush House on the Great North Road, give a thought for all the kind volunteer staff who make it all happen.
Gina Dunn, 59, and Ann Garrett, 71, have pledged to raise PS25,000 to buy a new vehicle for Daft as a Brush which, backed by 300 volunteers, and provides free transport to hospital for cancer patients to receive chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.