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bless your pointy little head

A condescending phrase used to patronize someone for being foolish or not very bright. You failed the exam because you thought the sun was a planet? Aw, bless your pointy little head.
See also: bless, head, little, pointy


slang A pretentious, self-important intellectual. It's all well and good for these pointy-heads to theorize about the roots and causes of our poverty, but all those words don't do a damned thing to put food on our plate! The last thing we need is another pointy-head with a fancy degree coming in here and telling us how to do our jobs.

the pointy end

1. humorous slang The front of a boat, used especially in reference to cruise ships. There's a full gym up near the pointy end, if you're feeling a little sluggish during the cruise. Let's go up to the pointy end and see if we can spot the whales breaching!
2. humorous slang The tip of a blade, especially a sword. When he first started fencing, he barely even knew where the pointy end went—now he's one of the top fencers in the country.
See also: end, pointy
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pointy end

n. [of a ship] the bow. (Jocular term heard on cruise ships.) The dining room is up at the pointy end.
See also: end, pointy


n. a studious thinker; an intellectual. (see also conehead.) The pointy-heads seem to be living in a world of their own.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Some dancers think if they get in pointe shoes earlier, they'll develop stronger and pointier feet," says Richardson.
Facon B, Jarne P, Pointier JP, David P (2005) Hybridization and invasiveness in the freshwater snail Melanoides tuberculata: hybrid vigor is more important than increase in genetic variance.
Even Marc Jacobs, who is surely Coco Chanel's successor in his tireless promotion of the sweet and girly look, has pushed aside his beloved mouse pumps (literally, ballet pumps with little beaded eyes and whiskers fixed on the tip) for decidedly more grown-up and less rodentesque pointier toes, at both his own eponymous label and in the current collection for Louis Vuitton.
Some need pointier screwdrivers than others, and if you use the wrong sort a cross-headed screw is more prone to having its head chewed up than a slotted one.
Ever since then they've had an attitude problem with shoes ( the higher, the pointier and the sillier the better as far as they're concerned.
Rats have a much pointier nose, are larger, have more prominent ears and a hairless tail.
My chin is a little pointier, my nose a little bigger.
It is identifiable by longer pointier features, stronger hair, very dark feet and a tail 2/3 the body length with very few hairs.
(See Figure 2.) I had a feeling this wasn't about the colors, so I said, "Well, mine is 'pointier' than Paul's and Kyra's.
I'm perceived as pointier and more arched, but I like playing women on the edge."
In general, bits with "flatter" tips drill quicker, last longer and have less "walk" than those with "pointier" tips.
A transient's dorsal fin is pointier and the patch of gray on its back, called a saddle patch, is slightly longer.