Definition of brain cramp in English:

brain cramp

Syllabification: brain cramp


North American informal
  • A moment in which one fails to think clearly or act sensibly: they could easily be 4-1 if it weren’t for a few brain cramps late in games
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    • On Sundays, Wannstedt has had too many brain cramps, too many instances of not firing up his team, too many instances of just not providing the leadership his team desperately needed.
    • Ford is more introverted, a math and computer whiz (he scored 1,400 on his SAT test) whose occasional brain cramps have given his manager and teammates plenty of amusement and ammunition.
    • Aside from those genuine brain cramps, instances of overcoaching are usually far more subtle and difficult to pick up.

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