I should have played dumb but instead I remained silent, a sure tell as the poker players say.
You can play dumb because it's the truth.
I played dumb but I don't think he's satisfied with all my answers.
"You could play dumb," I hedged.
Am I speaking simply enough, Dusty, or do I need to dumb it down more?
Sure, they made a dumb mistake, but it's not the end of the world.
I was just pissed that some kids were messing around the mine— pulling that dumb stunt with the bones and all.
I see you've had in-depth conversations with my stepsons, Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dee—and their lovely wives!
Dean's suggestion about a public Internet connection a block away on Main Street was met with a dumb stare.
Did I dumb it down enough for you?
Dumb doesn't get you all that stuff.
I started thinking maybe I wasn't so dumb after all.
Besides, she knows how dumb I am.
It'd be kinda nice to just think about fishing and TV and not having to wonder what suit is all over my ass because of some dumb new rule.
Dumb as a brick, but in the bedroom, my God–amaaaaazing!
I love you too, dumb ass.
It was kind of a dumb thing for ol' Jeff to do, wasn't it?
Some of the guys figure a dumb trick like a midnight swim ain't so surprising for a Yankee with a snoot full.
The family likes the stupid ones; they're too dumb to pull a double cross and if they overhear something, chances are they won't know what's being discussed.
No one at the station is dumb enough to give out any information on personnel.
9), and in their present shape were hardly pronounced in public - a fact that seems to be hinted at in the statement that he was " dumb " till the fall of Jerusalem (iii.26, xxxiii.
Biennial appropriations are made for the support of the deaf and dumb, the blind and imbecile children at various institutions in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The affairs of Europe during the years when Habsburg and Bourbon fought their domestic battles with the blood of noble races may teach grave lessons to all thoughtful men of our days, but none bitterer, none fraught with more insulting recollections, than to the Italian people, who were haggled over like dumb driven cattle in the mart of chaffering kings.
There are a deaf and dumb institution at Danville (1823), an institution for the blind at Louisville (1842), and an institution for the education of feeble-minded children at Frankfort (1860).
Today, we discover things like "Wellbutrin helps people stop smoking" through chance and dumb luck.
On the afternoon of that eventful day, I stood on the porch, dumb, expectant.
If I do not succeed they resort to dumb show.
They are going to send me some money for a poor little deaf and dumb and blind child.
She knows all the free-hand movements and the "Anvil Chorus" with the dumb-bells.
It would seem as if the very language of our parlors would lose all its nerve and degenerate into palaver wholly, our lives pass at such remoteness from its symbols, and its metaphors and tropes are necessarily so far fetched, through slides and dumb-waiters, as it were; in other words, the parlor is so far from the kitchen and workshop.
At length the old hound burst into view with muzzle to the ground, and snapping the air as if possessed, and ran directly to the rock; but, spying the dead fox, she suddenly ceased her hounding as if struck dumb with amazement, and walked round and round him in silence; and one by one her pups arrived, and, like their mother, were sobered into silence by the mystery.
If a man lacking in self-confidence remains dumb on a first introduction and betrays a consciousness of the impropriety of such silence and an anxiety to find something to say, the effect is bad.
But Anatole was dumb, swung his foot, and smilingly examined the princess' hair.
'Hey, are you dumb?' he shouted.