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    Cool mutton-headed, crack-brained, slack-jawed

    All this combined words are kind of adjectives that are with the plural noun acts.

    Please could you give me some idea about what are they meaning?

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    1) mutton-headed__________ no clue
    2) crack-brained____________maddening?
    3) slack-jawed______________dumbing?
    4) crosseyed______________unusual, odd?
    5) granite-skulled___________petrifying?

    ......acts of depraved lunacy....

    The character is trying to describe a wild night full of battles against dog-monsters trained by hillmen later repeated in a barn full of cows and sheeps.

    Please, any idea very appreciated.
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    Default Re: mutton-headed, crack-brained, slack-jawed

    All but number four indicate lack of intelligence. I am not aware of any idiomatic meaning of cross-eyed.


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    Default Re: mutton-headed, crack-brained, slack-jawed

    They all mean stupid #

    Mutton-headed - as many brains as a dead sheep
    crack-brained - the brain is obviously damaged so it is not working
    cross-eyed - derives from a belief that someone with crossed eyes must be an idiot
    slack-jawed - in some conditions of brain damage, muscle tone goes so the jaw hangs down
    granite-skulled - the skull is so thick that no reasonable thought can enter or leave it

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    Default Re: mutton-headed, crack-brained, slack-jawed

    cross-eyed = marked by or affected with a squint: squint-eyed

    cross-eyed: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

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    Default Re: mutton-headed, crack-brained, slack-jawed

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    They all mean stupid #
    That's getting right to the point.

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    Default Re: mutton-headed, crack-brained, slack-jawed

    Better insults than one hears at present from the politicians. Can you see the fuss if someone used them!

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