dumbbell

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dumbbell

slang Someone who is stupid and/or clumsy. Can you believe that dumbbell is still pushing the door marked "pull"? Of course he broke the vase—that guy is such a dumbbell.

dumbbell

n. a stupid oaf. (Also a rude term of address.) I’m afraid I come on like a dumbbell sometimes.
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After listening to her insinuations about his physical soundness, Cutter would resume his dumb-bell practice for a month, or rise daily at the hour when his wife most liked to sleep, dress noisily, and drive out to the track with his trotting-horse.
"A private room and the dumb-bells!" cried Geoffrey.
"Pen, ink, and paper!" he roared, when he could use the dumb-bells no longer.
These mysterious articles were followed, however, by others which were more within their, range of comprehension--by a pair of dumb-bells, a purple cricket-bag, a set of golf clubs, and a tennis racket.
Every Christmas Day he presented himself, as a profound novelty, with exactly the same words, and carrying the two bottles like dumb-bells. Every Christmas Day, Mrs.
"Good my lord, in acrobatic feats, in practice with the dumb-bells, in balancing and ground and lofty tumbling are we versed--and sith your highness asketh me, I venture here to publish that in the truly marvelous and entertaining Zampillaerostation--"
English grammar, composition, geography, and the use of the dumb-bells, by Miss Melissa Wackles; writing, arthmetic, dancing, music, and general fascination, by Miss Sophia Wackles; the art of needle-work, marking, and samplery, by Miss Jane Wackles; corporal punishment, fasting, and other tortures and terrors, by Mrs Wackles.
That done, he takes a turn at the dumb-bells, and afterwards weighing himself and opining that he is getting "too fleshy," engages with great gravity in solitary broadsword practice.
Right now, picking up a 3kg dumb-bell is enough to make me feel like superwoman.
She was hit in the head with dumb-bell weights, smashed across the leg with a folding chair, and left bloodied and bruised.
Ex-soldier Ben Jakeman says for years, barrel-chested blokes pumping iron has scared women off picking up a dumb-bell at the gym.
When constrictions were present on both margins and grooves were shallow, it was considered as incomplete division which was forming two shapes, figure of 8 shaped and dumb-bell shaped.
In February 2013, after an argument, Donaldson threw a dumb-bell weight at Jane, hitting the wall beside her.
(8) Dumb-bell sets: 2 kgs-2 pairs, 4kgs:2 pairs, 6kgs:1 pair, 8 kgs:1 pair, 10 kgs:1 pair, 12 kgs:1 pair, (9) Dumb-bell rack: 1 No, (10) Wellness ball (big) 12-16 kgs: 2 Nos.
After a quick, but energetic warm-up, it's into a dumb-bell workout to strengthen and tone arms, with squats worked in too.