Chinless wonder Australia British noun informal
This is a term used to derogate or insult males that comes from wealthy or aristocratic family in Britain. That particular person has his position through nepotism or wealthiness, not by his own competence. Or the term is used to describe the person who is stupid, weak, dim-witted.
- Hey man, did you hear about that chinless wonder of a guy getting promoted ? - Yeah man, its totally foreseeable since his father is one of the main shareholder.
That guy who is a chinless wonder, has a three generations as aristocrats.
Do you ever feel hopeless to realize that although you tried your best at work, some chinless wonders of a person can still easily overtake your work ?
'Chinless wonder' is a singular noun so it needs to be used with auxiliary verbs.
The exact time frame when the term appeared is unknown. The term originated from the reputation of the British aristocrats who often have recessive chins, popularly thought to be caused from inbreeding and mainly associated with limited intelligence. It is opposite to the common idea that a robust chin means masculinity. The word 'wonder' is to add ironicalness to the term.
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Said when someone feels happy or surprised as something good has occured
During the course, he was an incompetent student, however, he managed to pass the exam with good results. Wonders will never cease!