Room-Temperature Iq Meaning

(idiomatic, slang, pejorative) A below-average IQ; by extension, a dull or unintelligent mind.

Example: 1990, Jim Bashline, "An Honorable Profession", Field & Stream, June 1990:
  It's the proverbial two-way street; treat a guide like he has more than a room-temperature IQ, and he'll do likewise.
2000, Maggie Price, On Dangerous Ground, Silhouette Books (2000), ISBN 9781459218116, unnumbered page:
  â€œThe guy's got a room-temperature IQ. He dropped out of grade school. To him, DNA is probably just three letters.”
2011, Gregg Loomis, The Coptic Secret, Dorchester Publishing (2011), ISBN 9781428511408, page 51:
  â€œSara? I need you to call Home Depot, see if you can get someone on the phone with at least a room-temperature IQ . . .”
For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:room-temperature IQ.