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    Hi,
    Can anyone tell me what this idiom means?
    "Some people are as thick as a brick"

    thanks

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    Default Re: as thick as a brick

    It's a rather uncouth way of saying that somebody is very unintelligent.

    You can also be 'as thick as two short planks, pigsh** or various other colourful expresions.

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    Default Re: as thick as a brick

    "Thick as a Brick" is also the title of Jethro Tull's prog masterpiece: Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick - YouTube

    (Not really relevant, but perhaps you'll like the song.)

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    Default Re: as thick as a brick

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    ... perhaps you'll like the song.
    Not really, . I think that I can say of you and me, BC, the first two lines of Hank Williams - We Live In Two Different Worlds - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    "Thick as a Brick" is also the title of Jethro Tull's prog masterpiece: Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick - YouTube

    (Not really relevant, but perhaps you'll like the song.)
    I like it very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Not really, . I think that I can say of you and me, BC, the first two lines of Hank Williams - We Live In Two Different Worlds - YouTube
    Hank Williams' music could serve as a highway between the two worlds I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Hank Williams' music could serve as a highway between the two worlds I believe.
    Indeed. Even if it couldn't, I know that you appreciate Cash, so I can forgive you an occasional lapse

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Hank Williams' music could serve as a highway between the two worlds I believe.
    At least- an extraordinary talent.

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