not the full quid

not the full quid

not very intelligent. Australian & New Zealand informal
As an informal term for a pound sterling (or, in former times, a sovereign or guinea) quid dates from the late 17th century: its origins are unknown. Compare with not the full shilling (at shilling).
See also: full, not, quid

not the full ˈquid

(AustralE, New Zealand, informal) not very intelligent: George always looks to me like he’s not the full quid. OPPOSITE: all there
A quid is an informal word for one pound in British money.
See also: full, not, quid