homely enough to stop a clock

homely enough to stop a clock

Strikingly or shockingly unattractive. His physique was remarkable, but unfortunately, he was homely enough to stop a clock. She is extraordinarily bright but homely enough to stop a clock.
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homely enough to stop a clock

Rur. ugly. She's a sweet girl, but homely enough to stop a clock. No one asks Mary out, and no wonder. She's homely enough to stop a clock.
See also: clock, enough, homely, stop, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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