not the sharpest knife in the drawer

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not the sharpest knife in the drawer

Not intelligent; dim-witted or prone to stupidity. His new boyfriend isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he's pretty good looking! I wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer in school, but I still managed to find a profession I loved.
See also: drawer, knife, not, sharp
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not the sharpest knife in the ˈdrawer

(also not the sharpest tool in the ˈbox) (humorous) not intelligent: I know he’s good-looking, but he’s not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, is he? OPPOSITE: a/one smart cookie
See also: drawer, knife, not, sharp
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