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Not the sharpest bulb in the shed

In our continuing series of confused phrases describing not so intelligent people, Darleen DiGirolamo brings us this one from the website Lucid Nation.  It’s a mash up of “not the sharpest tool in the shed” and “not the brightest bulb in the pack (or chandelier)”, both describing a slow-witted or dull person.  There are lots of descriptions of slow-witted folk, and so they are bound to get mixed up in true malaphor fashion.  Here are a few examples previously posted on this site:

“He wasn’t the brightest bulb in the basket”

“He’s not the sharpest light bulb in the pack”

You’re not the brightest toolbox in the shed”

“not the brightest tool in the shed”

A big thanks to Darleen DiGirolamo for spotting this one! @lucidnation

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