feather brain

feather brain

Someone who is stupid and/or silly. Geez, he keeps pulling on a door that's clearly marked "push"—what a feather brain.
See also: brain, feather
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feather brain

n. a stupid person. (Also a rude term of address.) Hey, feather brain. Wake up and get busy!
See also: brain, feather
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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FEATHER BRAIN: Don't be an ostrich and bury your head in the sand.
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FEATHER BRAINS: Jack Straw, left, and John Reid; BLAST: David Taylor
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BLAST: MP David Taylor; FEATHER BRAINS: Jack Straw, left, and John Reid