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What other expressions have you encountered that express this concept? Here are a few of my favorites:

A few ice cubes short of a tray

A few french fries short of a Happy Meal

A couple of enchiladas short of a Combination Plate

Not the brightest bulb in the chandelier




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not the sharpest tool in the shed.

not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
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Dumb as a box of rocks.

Less brains then an empty aerosol can.

Not enough brains to fill a hollow toothpick.

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Somewhere, a village is missing an idiot.

Lights are on, but nobody's home.
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A few ants short of a picnic

Not the brightest crayon in the box

My mother used to say, "You could fit all their brains in a thimble and still have room for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir!"
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[quote=3DOCTORS;7406305]Somewhere, a village is missing an idiot.


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One word short of a.
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How about some positive ones:

bright as a new penny.

cute as a button.
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Sharp as a tack.
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sound as a dollar............wait! That doesn't work anymore!
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Missing a few cards from the deck

Elevator doesn't go all the way to the top

Some of the cookies have escaped from the cookie jar
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A few lines short of a B-movie script.
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From Australia...
  • There's a roo loose in the top paddock
    ("roo" = kangaroo)
  • A few sausages short of a sizzle
  • Couldn't get drunk in a brewery.
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An old Irish one: he's not the full shilling.

If he had brains he'd be dangerous.
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