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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Unfortunately the sole slackjawed buffoon in the crowd who tried to take more idiotic measures to halt Mbappe will only have succeeded in landing his club in bother with UEFA.
This episode is so full of action, drama, explosive energy and astounding moments (one in particular is properly bonkers), you will be left out of breath and slackjawed with shock.
It just needed to be a shape that didn't have people slackjawed in stupefaction.
Locals, men and women, some in religious Islamic clothing, were slackjawed as they watched me writhe on the ground.
Our very own Kerouac of the backstretch Nicholas Godfrey has done his best to shoehorn developments into the small print of the daily news, underneath the slackjawed yawneries of which festival novice hurdle will today's flavour of the month be soundly thrashed in eight weeks hence.
I gazed at the slackjawed wonder There were slots for detergent and fabric conditioner, as well as buttons that govern water flow, temperature and time, she explained - dimpling her elegant chin in a defiant style.
We can watch slackjawed as drug-furled violence spills over our border from Mexico, and we can keep pumping cash into Colombia on the off-chance that stability will emerge, but as long as the United States continues to prosecute this endless and losing war of attrition, nothing will change.
We managed to make it to the bit about 'bright light city gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire' and the 'whole lot of money that's ready to burn' before who ever responsible must have noticed the sea of slackjawed faces and, putting two and two together, skipped to the correct song.
The slackjawed stupidity, shadowed by blunt cruelty.
When I saw the news about a Honda robot, the Asimo, conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, I thought, "Are we sitting here in America, slackjawed in wonderment at others' technological achievement, clueless as to the military significance of what we are seeing--as Japan plots its revenge for Hiroshima?
Service was first class throughout and most of the staff are Italian so you know you won't be dealing with the usual slackjawed dullards, who know nothing about the menu, that work as waiters in lesser establishments.
On distant South Georgia Island south of the Antarctic Polar Front, I stared slackjawed at one of the world's largest King Penguin rookeries.
I sat slackjawed in disbelief during the documentary as Nick Rhodes draped himself over an armchair in a batwing jumper and started talking about being a visual innovator.