Dumb as a Doorknob?

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Dumb as a doorknob is an insult. It is like the old phrase dumb as a doornail. The doornail was behind the door knocker. Over the years the phrase changed from doornail to doorknob.
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A doorknob clearly has no functional mental capacity. However, "dumb as a box of hammers" gets my vote. You can only use one hammer at a time!
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Sheakespeare used a similar phrase"dumb as a doornail" A doornail
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They wouldn't be obsessed with her. Especially after resignation. Makes no sense to keep going after someone who first, lost the bid for VP, (look at what we got...he is NO prize)
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Comparing someone's mentality to an inanimate object. The word "doorknob" was chosen because it sounds good with "dumb as a. You could insert any word in there, but
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