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stupid is as stupid does

One's actions indicate one's level of stupidity (or intelligence). The phrase was popularized by the film Forrest Gump. Of course that fool backed his car into own house! Stupid is as stupid does! Stupid is as stupid does, so judge her on her actions, not your first impression.
See also: does, stupid

How (something) is that?

That is very (something). Adjectives commonly used in this construction include "strange," "cool," and "awesome," among others. Did you know that hummingbirds can fly backwards? How cool is that? A: "Frank spent prom night home alone playing video games. How said is that?" B: "Actually it sounds pretty great."
See also: how

ask a stupid question and you'll get a stupid answer

Also, ask a silly question. Your query doesn't deserve a proper answer, as in Am I hungry? ask a stupid question! One authority believes this idiom is a variant of ask me no questions and I'll tell you no fibs, which appeared in Oliver Goldsmith's play She Stoops to Conquer (1773) and was frequently repeated thereafter. [Early 1800s]
See also: and, answer, ask, get, question, stupid

of ˌall the ˈcheek, ˈnerve, stupid things to ˈdo, etc.!

(informal) used to express annoyance, impatience, etc. at what another person has done or said: Of all the idiots, leaving his car unlocked in the middle of town!
This expression is often used without a noun, especially to show that somebody is annoyed: She said I was fat? Well, of all the ...!
See also: all, of, stupid, thing

as ˌclever, ˌstupid, etc. as they ˈcome

very clever, stupid, etc: He’s just about as mean as they come. He wouldn’t even lend me a couple of dollars!
See also: come

how selfish, stupid, ungrateful, etc. can you ˈget?

(spoken) used to express surprise or disapproval that somebody has been so selfish, stupid, etc: I can’t believe he didn’t even say thank you. How ungrateful can you get?
See also: can, how

so ˌbad, ˌstupid, etc. it isn’t ˈtrue

(informal) used to emphasize that somebody/something is very bad, stupid, etc: His brother is so lazy it isn’t true!
See also: true


and stupid-ass
1. mod. stupid; dumb. (Usually derogatory.) That was a real dumb-ass thing to do. That is so stupid-ass!
2. n. a stupid person. (Rude and derogatory.) Don’t be such a dumb-ass! You know what I mean!



get stupid

in. to become intoxicated; to make oneself alcohol or drug intoxicated. It’s been one totally screwed up week. I think I’ll just stay home tonight and get stupid.
See also: get, stupid

hit by the stupid stick

mod. made to act really stupid. Nobody can be that dumb. You must have been hit by the stupid stick.
See also: hit, stick, stupid


mod. drunk. (see also get stupid.) These kids are so stupid they can’t see straight. They’re all going to be sick.

stupid fresh

mod. very, very good. (see also fresh, funky fresh.) Her looks were stupid fresh. Bonus!
See also: fresh, stupid

There’s no such thing as a stupid question

sent. & comp. abb. Go ahead and ask your question without referring to it as stupid. There’s no such thing as a stupid question. But keep trying, you’re getting close.
See also: question, stupid, such, thing
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So when Elizabeth speaks of her sister having liked people stupider than Bingley, she means it as we would.
Of course, Wolfowitz's subsequent tenure at the World Bank does also suggest that he may just be stupider than the average sub-cabinet member.
Stupider than making an innocent man pay for the time spent ILLEGALLY in jail?
They decried various policies for the simple reason that those responsible for them were monarchs and nobleman--men, it went almost without saying, much stupider than their critics.
What makes a fox cleverer than an ant or a gorilla stupider than a chimpanzee?
or that someone might be inclined to give you more for it than you paid (this, of course, would have to be someone way stupider than you).
Either the Dems knew this was going to happen or they're stupider than I give them credit for, and I give them immense credit for being stupid.
One can say cleverer, ruder and hollower (sets A and B) and so also stupider, politer and solider.
Nobody told him Brer Rabbit tales, and he's much the stupider for it.
From an IC perspective, this means "we are getting 20% systemically stupider each year by virtue of people walking out the door," says Dr.
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com) Funnier than the Beastie Boys, stupider than Jay-Z, and a real album-qua-album, full of scorn and funk, pop knowledge, and weird left turns.
In retrospect, that shot might have been one of the stupider things I've done while bowhunting.
The great "Canadian Alliance" experiment (and was there ever a stupider name for a political party?