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Meaning: stupid, foolish (of an idea or a plan)

For example:

  • Whose hare-brained idea was it to break into the office and steal a copy of the exam paper?

  • Trust you kids to come up with such a hare-brained plan!

Quick Quiz:

Billy's latest hare-brained scheme to make money will almost certainly
  1. succeed
  2. fail
  3. work fairly well

Discuss: hare-brained

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