редкий идиот

21:36 Nov 20, 2016
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Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Folklore / slang
Russian term or phrase: редкий идиот
"Да вы, батенька, просто редкий идиот!"
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Summary of answers provided
4 +5You're as dumb as they come
Mikhail Kropotov
3 +3a unique idiot/an uncommon examplar of idiocy
Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
3 +1daft as a brush
Jack Doughty
4a crowbar swinging idot
Andrejsek
3blooming idiot
Eugene N
Summary of reference entries provided
freak idiot
Turdimurod Rakhmanov

Discussion entries: 6





  

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15 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
You're as dumb as they come


Explanation:
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Mikhail Kropotov
Russian Federation
Local time: 14:16
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  El oso
10 hrs

agree  Rachel Douglas
1 day 6 hrs

agree  Alexandra Schneeuhr
1 day 10 hrs

agree  Jack Doughty
5 days

agree  GaryG: I vote with "special kind of stupid"
6 days
  -> Thanks, Gary!
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47 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
daft as a brush


Explanation:
Only in UK English.


    https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,,-2706,00.html
Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:16
Native speaker of: English

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  VASKON: :) As the source phrase is not that literal, but is a kind of an idiom, the translation via an idiom seems good and broadens horizons ).
9 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
a unique idiot/an uncommon examplar of idiocy


Explanation:
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a one-of-a-kind idiot

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https://cdn-webimages.wimages.net/051aa6f3923023890659dcd192...
“You are one of a kind” can be, in one context, a sarcastic insult (when it means something like you are a one of a kind idiot) and, in another context
https://books.google.com/books?id=O4SrAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA38&lpg=P...
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One of a kind idiot and traitor to our country?
https://week.watch/cnn/donald-trump-jr-says-his-father-is-on...
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Really, he was an idiot, one-of-a-kind-idiot.
https://archiveofourown.org/works/2780666
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By the way her name is KILLERY!! Definitely a one of a kind idiot!!
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/GOP-2016-Trump-campaign/2015...
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A one of a kind idiot, can't believe a kid like me would beat him in logic lmafao
http://bizstandardnews.com/2016/05/11/hamm-said-noahs-ark-al...
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You're a one of a kind idiot.
http://bgr.com/2013/07/02/budget-iphone-appearance-analysis/
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t seems you are a one of a kind idiot who still wants to argue that you are right. Seriously, your threat don't work here.
https://www.blowingwind.io/forum/topic/76600-bloody-idiot-al...
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Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
Local time: 07:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hello, guys! I wonder, is "one-of-a-kind idiot" a commonly used expresion in GB or in USA? What are the similar slang expressions, meaning "rarely found instance of an idiot"?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Erzsébet Czopyk: one-of-a-kind idiot :) (a personal favorite)
3 mins
  -> Thank you, Erzsébet. I am sure there are other insults like that.

agree  eduard_: Lol, one of a kind // Thanks, much appreciated :)
29 mins
  -> Thank you, eduard_. I am glad to have regaled you before the start of another week.

agree  Alexandra Schneeuhr
1 day 10 hrs
  -> Thank you, Alexandra. Top of the morning to you.
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13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
a crowbar swinging idot


Explanation:
I cannot explain really, but sounds good. :D

Well, the crowbar is used in slang quite often and you can find similar group on youtube and facebook.


    https://www.youtube.com/user/CrowbarSwingingIdiot
Andrejsek
Czech Republic
Local time: 13:16
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
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15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
blooming idiot


Explanation:
Just another version for a dumb one !

Eugene N
Local time: 14:16
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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Reference comments


12 hrs
Reference: freak idiot

Reference information:
Just another version:
Freak idiot

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People are sometimes referred to as freaks when their behaviour or attitude is very different from that of the majority of people.

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thing, person, animal or event that is extremely unusual or unlikely and not like any other of its type

Turdimurod Rakhmanov
Kyrgyzstan
Native speaker of: Native in UzbekUzbek, Native in KirghizKirghiz
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