stunned\ mullet

smeone who is looking at you with a total lack of comprehension, somebody who is 'on another planet'

I told them that tragedy and tragic are not the same, but they just looked at me like a roomful of stunned mullets.

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  • Stunned mullet — one s mind is off, thinking about something else, dazed …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • stunned mullet — Australian Slang one s mind is off, thinking about something else, dazed …   English dialects glossary

  • stunned mullet — n Australian (the facial expression of) a gormless, slow witted or stupid person. The phrase is common in Australian speech and was used in Parliament by the Pre mier Paul Keating, among others, when describing the supposedly vacuous expression… …   Contemporary slang

  • Like a stunned mullet — 1. in complete bewilderment or astonishment; 2. in a state of inertia …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • like a stunned mullet — Australian Slang 1. in complete bewilderment or astonishment; 2. in a state of inertia …   English dialects glossary

  • mullet — like a stunned mullet Dazed, confused, bewildered. The phrase, first recorded in the 1950s, alludes to the goggle eyed stare (and sometimes gaping mouth) of a fish that has been recently caught and made unconscious. A person typically looks like… …   Australian idioms

  • stunned — /stʌnd/ (say stund) verb 1. past tense and past participle of stun. –adjective 2. Originally World War I Colloquial drunk; inebriated. –phrase 3. like a stunned mullet, Colloquial a. in complete bewilderment or astonishment …   Australian English dictionary

  • William Robinson (artist) — William Robinson AO (born 1936 in Brisbane) is an award winning Australian painter and lithographer. Robinson studied art at the Central Technical College from 1955 to 1956. After graduating, he began working as an art instructor, eventually… …   Wikipedia

  • John Forbes (poet) — John Forbes (September 1, 1950 January 23, 1998) was an Australian poet.LifeJohn Forbes was born in Melbourne, Australia, but during his childhood his family lived in northern Queensland, Malaya and New Guinea. He went to Sydney University and… …   Wikipedia

  • 1995 in art — EventsExhibitions* Young British Artists, Brilliant! Works*Eduardo Paolozzi Newton Awards*Archibald Prize William Robinson, Self portrait with stunned mullet *Schock Prize in Visual Arts Claes Oldenburg *Turner Prize Damien Hirst. Short listed… …   Wikipedia

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