soft in the head

idiomatic phrase

informal + old-fashioned
: foolish, stupid
Have you gone soft in the head?
Given a new study by the National Transportation Safety Board, state lawmakers would have to be soft in the head not to repeal the 2003 law that eliminated the mandatory use of motorcycle helmets.The Daily Review & Sunday Review (Towanda, Pennsylvania)

Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soft in the head was in 1834

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Cite this Entry

“Soft in the head.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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