(to be) a bonehead

Idiom Definition

"(to be) a bonehead" (noun)

a stupid person

"(to be) a bonehead" or "boneheaded" (adjective)

in a stupid or nonsensical manner

Idiom Definition - bonehead


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - bonehead

A man in Johannesburg, South Africa, shot his 49-year-old friend in the face, seriously wounding him, while the two practiced shooting beer cans off each other's head.

Do you think that the man and his friend are boneheads?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - bonehead

I saw a lady at work today putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. I inquired as to what she was doing and she said she was shopping on the Internet, and they asked for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM "thingy".

Was this a boneheaded action?

(to be) a bonehead - Usage:


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(to be) a bonehead - Gerund Form:

Being a bonehead is a matter of opinion.

(to be) a bonehead - Examples:

1)  I am a bonehead when I do something stupid.

2)  You are a bonehead when you make a mistake.

3)  He is a bonehead because he dumps his used motor oil in the backyard.

4)  She is a bonehead when she changes lanes in traffic without signaling.

5)  We think we are boneheads when we lose a game.

6)  You (all) are boneheads when you fumble the ball.

7)  They are boneheads if they think that stealing is OK.

8)  If any other business did half the bonehead things that CARES has done, they would have been shut down.

9)  I don't know what bonehead thought that was a good idea, but it's not.

10)  We had our lapses, plenty of bonehead plays on the bases and things that shouldn't happen. 

11)  This is where mere bonehead science enters the discussion.

12)  Can't figure out how this apparent bonehead got the nomination to begin with.

13)  This is justice; this is the way such a bigoted, hypocritical, narrow-minded bonehead should learn about reality.

14)  But recognize that if the book fails because of the publisher's bonehead moves, the authors suffers in other ways.

15)  How is it every time This President makes some Bonehead decision it somehow comes back to George?

16)  So like any other bonehead girl who gets in a relationship I didn't see them as much.

17)  He doesn't make bonehead mistakes losing the ball, he takes the right shot at the right time.

18)   It's a bonehead move that only helps the Republicans. 

19) We aren't publishing your comments because this ain't a bonehead site. 

20)  I can't be moping and crying about making a bonehead play when it was three series ago.