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    more smarts within your toe

    Hello teachers.

    I am having a hard time to understand the sentences below...

    "He isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer; you have more smarts within your toe."

    I guess the first part implies that he is not so smart or even dumb, but the latter part is nothing but a mystery to me. Is it a kind of idiomatic saying?

    Please help me!

    Thank you.

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    Re: more smarts within your toe

    Quote Originally Posted by catsrule View Post
    Hello teachers.

    I am having a hard time to understand the sentences below...

    "He isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer; you have more smarts within your toe."

    I guess the first part implies that he is not so smart or even dumb, but the latter part is nothing but a mystery to me. Is it a kind of idiomatic saying?

    Please help me!

    Thank you.
    "He isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer." = He isn't the cleverest of people.

    I have never heard " You have more smarts within your toe." I think it means the same as "You have more sense/brains in your little finger."
    Which means that you have more intelligence in your finger that he/she has in her head/whole body.


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    Re: more smarts within your toe

    I see, now I know what it means!

    Thank you!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "He isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer." = He isn't the cleverest of people.

    I have never heard " You have more smarts within your toe." I think it means the same as "You have more sense/brains in your little finger."
    Which means that you have more intelligence in your finger that he/she has in her head/whole body.

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