a card short of a full deck


a card short of a full deck
   stupid
   A variant of fifty cards in the pack:
   Lewis has occasionally been dismissed as a card or two short of a full deck. {Daily Telegraph, 10 June 1997 — an optimistic and genial television journalist with the BBC was subject to criticism by his more abrasive and confrontational peers)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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