half a brain

idiom

: common sense
If he had half a brain, he would have left a long time ago.

Examples of half a brain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hard to understand anyone with half a brain buying your garbage. Joe Snell, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023 Anyone with half a brain knows not to f–k with a drag queen. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 15 Aug. 2023 Anyone with half a brain knows not to f--- with a drag queen. Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 27 Mar. 2023 Anyone with half a brain knows not to f–k with a drag queen. Dave Brooks, Billboard, 27 Mar. 2023 Anyone with half a brain can see that the conflict in Ukraine was provoked beyond all measure. Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2023 How can someone live with only half a brain? The New Yorker, 27 Oct. 2021 No one with half a brain should be rooting for that outcome. Andy Meek, BGR, 25 Oct. 2021 No one with half a brain will believe any of it, but that’s not the point. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 7 Dec. 2020

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“Half a brain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20a%20brain. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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