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  • adj. Alternative form of harebrained.


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  • This was the sort of idea that the ladies might have called hare-brained, as in, how stupid was he, swinging around a cliff, suspended below a Turkish army base, looking for a cave?

    Gold of Kings

  • Obama's record, rather than outlining their own hare-brained plans for our country.

    Gerald McEntee: Mitt Romney and the 1%

  • Honestly, only an idiot like Benjamin Franklin would come up with a hare-brained scheme like that.

    Are Free Libraries Still Justified?

  • Mr. Lukashenko declared that Belarus needed "no more hare-brained democracy."

    Belarus Accuses Germany, Poland of Overthrow Bid

  • I know the Democrats are capable of their own foolishness and have earned their own marks with lunatics on their own side and hare-brained ideas for how to govern, but compared to the precise choreography, magnificent sets, and beautifully timed entrances and exits that would make Zeigfeld jealous, the Democrats come across like a summer camp skit.

    GOP Follies

  • Too many idiotic middle/senior-managers in schools are thoughtlessly/unthinkingly implementing government policy or coming up with hare-brained theories on learning styles etc that have been roundly derided by academics.

    "Bash the teachers" - The Tories new policy

  • However many of us in the United States may feel sorry for the ordinary workers in the U.K. who will be the victims of their bankers and hare-brained elites, it is hard to avoid the feeling that it is better them than us.

    Dean Baker: The U.K. Swallows Austerity So We Don't Have To

  • While he admitted he did not know exactly what it would cost to ship the toilet from Los Angeles to Washington -- because he's never attempted anything so hare-brained, he noted, "It's a big box of air and weighs between 200 and 300 pounds and is seven feet tall and roughly four feet square."

    Jon Stewart's rally porta-potties trickling in now

  • It is not easy to believe now—and was none too easy to believe then—that serious money would attach itself to such a hare-brained project, yet it did.

    Five Best: Larry McMurtry

  • Politicians will say anything to get elected and, once elected, get whatever hare-brained scheme they're fond of enacted into law.

    Obama weighs in on jobs outlook into next year

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