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