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pointy-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.

pointy-head

n. a studious thinker; an intellectual. (see also conehead.) The pointy-heads seem to be living in a world of their own.
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Even so, the Obama administration was pretty radical and pointy-headed as far as these things go.
God bless you pointy-headed programmers (I'm looking at you FA53).
And I would be willing to bet large sums of money that the average football supporter outside the academy would find the texts to be pompous pointy-headed pretentiousness.
The deputies were called by neighbours appalled by the pointy-headed snowman with two dark eyes.
Community activists and pointy-headed academics like me are using the language of business to make sense of something that is very unlike normal business.
This might all sound like pointy-headed quibbling, especially given how entertaining the music on Black Sabbath is (the album has justly made it onto the Billboard chart) and how poor our collective memory tends to be.
Instead of raising money, his goal is to raise his audience's awareness of benefits compliance issues that make even the most pointy-headed policy wonks shake with fear.
Predictably, the text of the more than 3,000 purloined emails have been seized on by skeptics of man-made climate change as "proof" that global warming is nothing more than a hoax cooked up by a bunch of pointy-headed intellectuals.
The 'just folks' long-time residents are quite content to live in a place where despite its small size, there are half a dozen churches; people commuted to jobs in Harrisburg; no public library; the nearest Starbucks was a 45-minute drive away [also the distance to the nearest decent bookstore]; and 'anybody who's graduated from the fifth grade is a pointy-headed intellectual.
Lewis MacKenzie does not have aspirations of becoming a pontificating philosopher or pointy-headed academic.
When hundreds of thousands of union members are chucking in their views too, what you end up with is Britain's biggest thinktank, but one made up of real people, not pointy-headed boffins.
So she's going for blue-collar, working-class authenticity--see her recent inveighing against pointy-headed economists, or her downing mugs of beer in Indiana.
While he said the overall conclusion that Oregon's economic doldrums are relatively mild, people who "aren't pointy-headed economists" don't see it that way.
While pointy-headed math whizzes were locked in tiny back rooms at investment banks until they come up with an even more exotic tranche for tomorrow's securitization, our regulatory agencies were still trying to figure out how to sharpen the pencils.
Joining the pointy-headed Mark Lawson is the co-creator of award-winning Life On Mars, a well respected producer and - Charley from Big Brother.