Definition of the man in the moon in English:

the man in the moon


  • 1The imagined likeness of a face seen on the surface of a full moon.

    1. 1.1 Used to refer to someone regarded as out of touch with real life.
      ‘a kid with no more idea of what to do than the man in the moon’
      • ‘The first and most important rule of all is not believing the mischief, the brutally contrived propaganda, which is purveyed with about as much credibility and believability as that emanating from the man in the moon!’
      • ‘You don't have any more idea than the man in the moon whether it's accurate and true or not.’