English translation: He is totally clueless. // He just doesn't get it.
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Spanish term or phrase:
tener la brújula cambiada
He is totally clueless. // He just doesn't get it.
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Spanish term or phrase:tener la brújula cambiada
This phrase occurs in a sarcastic speech that attacks the new administration of a company, after a major change in the board of directors. This specific comment is directed at one of the new directors, whom the speaker claims is inefective and does not know what he is doing. The exact context is:
"... no vemos gestión en (name of department), hay que retirar al payaso del (name of director), no tiene idea de lo que se necesita, tiene la brújula cambiada,..."
Is this some kind of idiom that refers to his intelligence, or is it just suggesting that he doesn't know where he is going? Either way, I'm looking for a colloquial phrase that means the same thing.