The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103192   Message #2099460
Posted By: JohnInKansas
11-Jul-07 - 12:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Cabbage looking
Subject: RE: BS: Cabbage looking
Three bricks short of a wagon load?

Or in extreme cases:

Three straws short of a bale.

"short" commonly also as "shy of," and "wagon load" sometimes as just "full load."

As we're into slightly different connotations:

Beat with an ugly stick.

Fell out of the ugly tree and hit all the branches on the way down.