not the sharpest tool in the shed

not the sharpest tool in the shed

Not intelligent; dim-witted or prone to stupidity. His new boyfriend isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, but he's pretty good looking! I wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed in school, but I still managed to find a profession I loved.
See also: not, sharp, shed, tool
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He's not the sharpest tool in the shed, the state minister for the interior.
"He's not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he's bright enough to make the right choice for him.
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I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed but Crt+Alt+Del is everyone's SOS.' "Curiously, the malware author doesn't appear to have a lot of confidence in his Trojan horse working property, as he suggests victims contact him at a Yahoo email address if they have a problem uninstalling the Trojan once they have paid up,"
Okay, I know I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I need some help here.