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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!
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(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'.
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(as) ˌdaft as a ˈbrush

(British English, spoken) (of a person) very silly
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Mary Dafter (right) with Charlotte Hawkins at the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Star Awards
Dame Margaret visited the children's cancer ward at the GNCH to meet some of the patients who stand to benefit from the work of the Future Fund, including 10-year-old Mary Dafter of Benwell, Newcastle.
APPARENTLY it's something to do with the sponsors' booking out the restaurant on final night, but have you ever come across anything dafter than Hove's scheduling of the Courage Greyhound Olympic?
I'VE never heard a dafter idea for a television show as Married At First Sight.
Dame Margaret and patient Mary Dafter, and below, with Professor Josef Vormoor and |Chris Peacock
Christopher Dafter abused his position as a warehouse manager for Durham-based PCJ Supplies by refunding customer cash into his own bank account.
The Mad Hatter's tea party couldn't have dreamt up a dafter scheme - are we going backwards utilising wood rather than coal for producing steam to drive turbines?
Political Tehsildar Landikotal, Dafter Khan and the project manager, Shah Hussein were the chief guests on the occasion.
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Of course, I haven't got a vote but if I did I think I would be rather reluctant to put my cross against someone with a daft name like Newt, and even dafter name like Mitt.
One thing's for sure, solving maths problems by kicking balls certainly feels a lot dafter than the more straightforward tests on the DS version, but it's great fun.
I haven't heard of a dafter idea since they made Mary Coughlan Tanaiste.
It ended with the slogan: "You get a dafter investor at Sproggit and Sylvester.
Are people getting dafter or is the public's obsession with compensation taking over?
Sir, -Reading this notable journal of record I am rarely surprised at the degrees of lunacy displayed in descriptions of the antics of local politicians and their even dafter public and quango appointees.