mental giant

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mental giant

An extremely intelligent person. Typically used sarcastically. Some mental giant thought it would be a good idea to connect the wires in reverse order. It doesn't take a mental giant to realize that this will be bad for business.
See also: giant, mental

mental giant

n. a genius. I’m no mental giant, but I do know trouble when I see it.
See also: giant, mental
References in classic literature ?
"The Temple of Issus is to the therns what the Valley Dor is imagined by the peoples of the outer world to be to them; it is the ultimate haven of peace, refuge, and happiness to which they pass after this life and wherein an eternity of eternities is spent amidst the delights of the flesh which appeal most strongly to this race of mental giants and moral pygmies."
The 18th century saw a remarkable intellectual flowering called The Scottish Enlightenment, which produced such mental giants as the philosopher David Hume, the economic thinker Adam Smith and the inventor James Watt.
Although no mental giants, they are not shallow, and there is something charming about the delight they take in exploring one another.
The intended victim was pumping gasoline into his car when the mental giants approached and made their demand.
Of 50 state governors, not too many of whom qualify as mental giants, only Jesse Ventura could be conned into the broadcast booth, where he made a bigger fool of himself than he has been able to make in the governor's mansion, and he's done quite well in St.
And the lesser developed (lizard's are mental giants by comparison) primitive brain.