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be several bricks short of a (full) load

To be not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., "a few sandwiches short of a picnic," "one card shy of a full deck," etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets—I think he may be several bricks short of a load. The new manager is nice enough, but he's several bricks short of a full load, if you ask me.
See also: brick, load, of, several, short

be several cards short of a (full) deck

To be not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., "a few sandwiches short of a picnic," "one brick short of a load.," etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets—I think he may be several cards short of a deck. The new manager is nice enough, but he's several cards short of a full deck, if you ask me.
See also: card, deck, of, several, short

several bricks short of a (full) load

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., "a few sandwiches short of a picnic," "one card shy of a full deck," etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets—I think he may be several bricks short of a load. The new manager is nice enough, but he's several bricks short of a full load, if you ask me.
See also: brick, load, of, several, short

several cards short of a (full) deck

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., "a few sandwiches short of a picnic," "one brick short of a load.," etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets—I think he may be several cards short of a deck. The new manager is nice enough, but he's several cards short of a full deck, if you ask me.
See also: card, deck, of, several, short

wear several hats

To hold or function in more than one position or role. I work from home, so I'm able to wear several hats: stay-at-home dad, soccer coach, and website developer. Both our editorial assistant and our copywriter left the company at the same time, so I've been wearing several hats ever since.
See also: hat, several, wear

be several cards short of a full deck

To be not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. This expression can appear in many different forms and variations (e.g., "a few sandwiches short of a picnic," "one brick short of a load.," etc.). He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets—I think he may be several cards short of a full deck. The new manager is nice enough, but he's several cards short of a full deck, if you ask me.
See also: card, deck, full, of, several, short

several irons in the fire

Several simultaneous activities or potential undertakings or opportunities. I have several irons in the fire at work right now and it's going to be tricky to balance all of them over the next few weeks. A: "How's the job search going?" B: "No interviews yet, but I have several irons in the fire."
See also: fire, iron, several

have several irons in the fire

To have several simultaneous activities or potential undertakings or opportunities. I have several irons in the fire at work right now and it's going to be tricky to balance all of them over the next few weeks. A: "How's the job search going?" B: "No interviews yet, but I have several irons in the fire."
See also: fire, have, iron, several
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For let me warn again for the umpteenth time though severally exists, it does not mean "several times".
Except as provided in Section 2-1118, in actions on account of bodily injury or death or physical damage to property, based on negligence, or product liability based on strict tort liability, all defendants found liable are jointly and severally liable for plaintiff's past and future medical and medically related expenses.
The same day, in the context of the same cartel, the General Court's ruling in Case T-25/06 also upheld the Commission's decision imposing a total fine of 24 million (10 million jointly and severally with Mindo and 14 million jointly and severally with Transcatab) on Alliance One International.
The confirmation is in connection with the substitution of the current LCA with the LCA to be severally provided by State Street (rated 'A+/F1+' with a Stable Outlook) for series A, CalSTRS (rated 'AA+/F1+' with a Stable Outlook) for series B and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (rated 'AA-/F1+' with a Stable Outlook), for series C.
IF ONE SPOUSE INTENTIONALLY misstates income or deductions and understates a couple's joint tax liability, the other spouse may be jointly and severally liable for any resulting taxes, interest and penalties.
The rating on the notes had been based on the support of the LOC severally provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.
15 million, for which it is jointly and severally liable with Sanha Kaimer as to the whole amount and with Sanha Italia for 6.
6013 (d) (3), married taxpayers filing jointly are jointly and severally liable for tax.
It recommended that the rules clarify that a domestic corporation will be considered a dual resident corporation only if it is itself subject to income tax in the foreign country, either directly or because, under foreign law, it is severally liable as a member of a foreign consolidated or combined tax return.
The Wounded Warriors Project is an organization dedicated to assisting those men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have been severally injured during the wars on terrorism.
In the ruling, a holding company had issued debt instruments with its wholly owned operating subsidiary as a co-obligor; the subsidiary was jointly and severally liable for all payments due under such instruments.
It entered into a lease agreement with an outside source; the terms stated that each member would be jointly and severally liable for the rental obligation, up to a certain dollar amount.
The perpetual notes are unconditionally and irrevocably, jointly and severally guaranteed by Gerdau and its four majority-owned Brazilian operating subsidiaries: Gerdau Acominas S.
Because each member of the group is severally liable under Regs.