slack-jawed


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slack-jawed

1. With one's mouth hanging open, as due to surprise or dim-wittedness. I had to clear away the people who were standing slack-jawed on the side of the road, staring at the car wreck.
2. Moronic; very slow or dim-witted. I tried asking for directions at the gas station, but there was just some slack-jawed yokel working behind the counter.
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Clearly, he does not want someone who is his inferior: one of those slack-jawed, lazy, entitled types.
Photographers, sports fans and commentators were slack-jawed after seeing the image yesterday, with one Irish article calling it "the coolest picture of the decade".
After standing there slack-jawed and gaping for a second, suspect number two spins around and runs out, too
Even Pollard was left gobsmacked by her saucy antics - but not as slack-jawed as our Kerry.
The German man thanked while my mate looked on in slack-jawed amazement.
These guys used the system right in front of us, and we stood there slack-jawed at how simple it was and how great those doors looked when they were done.
I was slack-jawed to see up to 50mpg on the trip computer of this A160 CDi BlueEfficiency, which is the sort of economy you'd expect from a hybrid Toyota Prius.
But as with all car-crash telly, after gawping slack-jawed at its sheer awfulness (stilted pacing, limp banter and embarrassed-looking guests were just the half of it), you couldn't help be drawn in by its almost defiant amateurishness.
Unexpectedly, he allows the camera crew to follow him on his adventures and the youngsters stand slack-jawed as they glimpse the gargantuan creatures they thought only existed in fairy stories.
Slack-jawed New-Yorker Malignaggi has been quick to dismiss Khan's abilities, but it is clear to most that Khan is bigger, faster and stronger.
It will either have you in ts of laughter or slack-jawed stares of shock.
When the nation's finance sector ended as the world knew it last month, the city's real estate community was left slack-jawed, wondering what it would mean for the commercial and residential markets.
Reporters] stick microphones under the noses of whatever slack-jawed gum-chewing vagrants they can find on the street to ask them what they think about oil prices or border security or equalization payments," he said.
Mostly we watch, slack-jawed, as 11 fine actors put a face to the horrors.
We are startled by computer-aided wedding planning and slack-jawed at the extravagant variety of wedding cakes--Martha Stewart just put out an over-the-top coffee table book on wedding cakes, for heaven's sake.