lights are on but nobody is home

the lights are on but nobody is home

Meaning:

  • used to describe a stupid person
  • something that you say when you think someone is stupid
  • when someone does not react because they are thinking about something else
  • have a brain, but not using it
  • used to tell that someone lacks cleverness or alertness

Examples:

  1. I tried all to understand him, but the lights are on but nobody is home.
  2. John has no idea about this – the lights are on but nobody’s home.
  3. Lilly studied about interior designing but the lights are on nobody is home.

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