(plural thinking man's crumpets)
- (UK, slang) An intelligent and good looking woman, particularly one who has a high profile in the broadcast media.
- Joan Bakewell was famously described as "the thinking man's crumpet".
Frequently the thinking man’s crumpet.
Coined 1960s by Frank Muir to describe Joan Bakewell, following the latter’s appearances in high-brow television discussion programmes such as BBC2's Late Night Line-Up.
From crumpet (“sexually desirable woman (UK slang)”).