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Check your brain

Posted by R. Berg on October 25, 2007

In Reply to: Check your brain posted by Brian from Shawnee on October 25, 2007

: : What does 'check your brain at the door' mean?

: It means you are about to witness or be involved in something so stupid that you can only enjoy it if you seemingly have no brain. It's similar to checking your hat and/or coat as you enter a theater or fancy restaurant.

The phrase also applies to "entering" a belief system that makes so little sense - in the speaker's or writer's opinion, of course - that to subscribe to it, you have to suppress your power of thought. ~rb