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dead from the neck up

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dead from the neck up

adjective phrase

Stupid; dull; klutzy (1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with dead from the neck up

dead from the neck up

Extremely stupid, as in That news commentator sounds dead from the neck up. This expression alludes to being “brain-dead.” [ Early 1900s ]
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