What is the Meaning of the Idiom
to have NOTHING BETWEEN THE EARS?
If you say someone has nothing between their ears, you are saying they are stupid, that they have no brain.
With most idioms you cannot alter any of the words, but with this one there are a few variations:
She has nothing between the ears.
He has nothing between his ears.
She doesn’t have much between her ears.
There isn’t much between his ears.
There is nothing between her ears.
I told Jo I didn’t think she should accept that job. It doesn’t pay well. The hours are long, and she hates that kind of work. There are lots of other jobs available. But when they offered it to her, she immediately said, “Yes.”
She phoned me, very excited about it. Then, in the next sentence she said that she thought she would probably hate it and didn’t know why she had accepted it. Sometimes I think Jo doesn’t have much between her ears.