daft as a brush

idiomatic phrase

chiefly British
: very silly or somewhat foolish
Our professor is daft as a brush.
But he is like a footballer who has got all the skills but is as daft as a brush: he might boss the game, he might have a moment of madness.Ed Chamberlin

Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of daft as a brush was in 1953

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“Daft as a brush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daft%20as%20a%20brush. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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