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Slow on the draw

DEFINITION

Dumb. ‘Draw’ refers to old west cowboys facing one another in a shoot out and as portrayed in movies, the slower one to draw gets shot. The implication is if you are too slow to act, or too slow to comprehend a situation, your stupidity will spell failure.¬† (Compare to Dimwit.)

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