not the brightest bulb in the chandelier

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There are more intelligent (i.e. brighter) people in the room or in existence generally.
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With responses like that that miss the mark entirely, you can see he isn't the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

Submitted by Greying_Geezer on July 20, 2020

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