One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) stupid or mad.‘he seems to be a few bricks short of a load’
- ‘Or, that those who talk about the baptism of the Holy Spirit are one sandwich short of a picnic!’
- ‘I may be two planks short of a sailboat a lot of the time but I generally know how to recognise a leading question just before I walk into it.’
- ‘In short, because I've retired, I'm now being treated as if I'm two sandwiches short of a picnic.’
- ‘People must think I am two sandwiches short of a picnic.’
- ‘Ken is constantly confused and definitely ‘two sandwiches short of a picnic’, but, in his own ponderous way, is harmless enough.’
- ‘No surprise, really - Harry has been a failure all his life, not to mention two sandwiches short of a picnic.’
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