SHORT EXPRESSIONS-5: meaning and examples
Today we look at one final expression that uses the word short. Today's expression is informal, and (I think) somewhat humorous.
Today's expression is: a brick short of a load OR two sandwiches short of a picnic.
Meaning: Used to describe someone who is not very intelligent.
Of course, you have to be careful when you use these expressions, since they are considered to be insults.
Ever since he had his accident, he's a brick or two short of a load. He never seems to understand what I ask of him.
Another similar expression is to not be playing with a full deck (deck = baraja).
I don't think John is playing with a full deck. He just asked me for a 50-percent pay rise when we are right in the middle of an economic crisis. Who does he think he is?
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