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Very silly or foolish.‘the bright, cheeky lad is daft as a brush’
- ‘I took my hosts' dog—a gorgeous cocker spaniel, daft as a brush—for a long walk.’
- ‘He was the prankster in the dressing room and his former manager once fondly referred to him as being "daft as a brush".’
- ‘I wasn't the class clown but I was daft as a brush.’
- ‘He has an American bulldog which is as daft as a brush.’
- ‘Kate is as daft as a brush and I love her for it.’
- ‘Of course, she's also clearly mad as a brush.’
- ‘They would be as daft as a brush not to accept free shares.’
- ‘The general consensus was that I was mad as a brush.’
- ‘I must have been as daft as a brush to get in this position.’
- ‘He's daft as a brush but he should never change.’
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