Meaning of as silly as a two-bob watch in English:

as silly as a two-bob watch

(also as mad as a two-bob watch, as crazy as a two-bob watch)

phrase

informal Australian, New Zealand
  • Unpredictable; foolish and absurd.

    • ‘even as a nipper he was silly as a two-bob watch’
    • ‘This movie is a German import and is as silly as a two-bob watch.’
    • ‘They say that by the end he was as silly as a two-bob watch.’
    • ‘She was a looker but silly as a two-bob watch.’
    • ‘'This is as crazy as a two-bob watch,' he muttered.’
    • ‘Our brigadier, 'Mad Mick' Monaghan, was crazy as a two-bob watch.’