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half-wit

An insulting term for person who is not very smart. Some half-wit decided to leave sugar out on the counter, and now our kitchen is infested with ants.
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Ashton could have been yellow carded when he shoulder-charged Clermont fly-half Camille Lopez and wasted an attacking chance with a half-witted grubber kick.
Over the coming month we will see people of all shapes and sizes strutting the streets in T-shirts bearing the names of their heroes - expect the half-witted whore-monger Rooney to feature prominently.
It would take a half-witted bunch of punters to oppose a Gordon Strachan side.
8 In the same film, who was shockingly referred to as a "stuck-up, half-witted, scruffylooking Nerfherder"?
The enduring images of Frankel, So You Think, Colour Vision and, of course, Black Caviar, whose half-witted jockey almost cost her a place in racing immortality, linger, but what will this week's action throw up.
As Skinner and Co looked distinctly nervous, Baker declared there were "too many shows where half-witted people are pretending to find things funny."
Sneaking "peek-a-boo" glances at an admired individual can backfire by being overdone, and even make you look half-witted or mad.
THE new Doctor is ''something of a pantomime character'', ''a looney'' and a ''half-witted clown'', viewers of Doctor Who have complained to the BBC.
If the politicians have decided they want to be half-witted, then that is it.
How come the council allows half-witted developers to run rings around it, forcing demolition of this building, even when the property is on its doorstep in Dale Street?
And his ever-despairing bandmates seem only too happy to dish the dirt on his half-witted ways.
As I have said in this column before, the idea that the country should be run by middle-aged white men is half-witted. Trust me, I'm a middle-aged white men and I shouldn't be put in charge of anything.
While the world unites in disgust at the senseless killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, our landed gentry and their half-witted guests are preparing for a season on the grouse moors.
Half-witted bigots hijacking a kids game to vent their venom was pathetic and unacceptable no matter how many were involved.
Instead, each stretch of dry weather sees parks become putrid, rodent-infested rubbish piles because of the sheer volume of half-witted idiots who are too filthy and too lazy to ensure public spaces can be enjoyed by all, and not just those who have a tetanus booster before each time they leave the home.