(as) silly as a wheel In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "(as) silly as a wheel", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

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Meaning of (as) silly as a wheel


as silly as goose , dumbski , be dead from the neck up

(as) silly as a wheel Australia simile

If you say that someone or something is as silly as a wheel, you mean that they are very stupid or silly.

He was as silly as a wheel when he believed in the woman who took advantage of his gullibility to scam him twice.

Her idea of using water to extinguish a blazing flame that derived from the gas leak is as silly as a wheel.

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(as) thick as mince

Extremely stupid

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A very offensive term used to describe an upper-class British man who is stupid or inexperienced

not the full shilling

Stupid or crazy

not know (one's) ass from a hole in the ground

To be extremely stupid; not to be alert 

off your trolley
Insane or foolish.

Origin of (as) silly as a wheel

The origin of this idiom is not clear.


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