brain cloud

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brain cloud (countable and uncountable, plural brain clouds)

  1. (informal) The temporary inability to think properly, or to remember something
    • 1880 Walter Besant - The seamy side
      For three weeks she lay on her bed of death ; and one morning, being still in the same brain-cloud, still wondering why her husband did not come to her . . .
    • 1998 Kate F. Hays - Integrating Exercise, Sports, Movement, and Mind
      He continued to experience "brain cloud" when we discussed her and had difficulty accessing any emotion related to her.
    • 2005 T. L. Vance - The Third Son
      "Okay, okay, I must have had a brain cloud or something. I'm sorry, I'm just a dumb country girl. Y'all go away and let me cook."