two bricks shy of a (full) load

two bricks shy of a (full) load

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