not the brightest candle

not the brightest candle

Not intelligent; dim-witted or prone to stupidity. Her new boyfriend isn't the brightest candle, but he's pretty good looking! I wasn't the brightest candle in school, but I still managed to find a profession I loved.
See also: bright, candle, not
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