have a screw loose
phrasal to be mentally unbalanced

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • have a screw loose — To be defective (esp mentally) • • • Main Entry: ↑screw * * * have a screw loose informal phrase to be slightly crazy Thesaurus: to be, or to become crazy or stupidsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a screw loose — {v. phr,}, {slang} To act in a strange way; to be foolish. * /Now I know he has a screw loose he stole a police car this time./ * /He was a smart man but had a screw loose and people thought him odd./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have a screw loose — {v. phr,}, {slang} To act in a strange way; to be foolish. * /Now I know he has a screw loose he stole a police car this time./ * /He was a smart man but had a screw loose and people thought him odd./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have a screw loose — ► have a screw loose informal be slightly eccentric or mentally disturbed. Main Entry: ↑screw …   English terms dictionary

  • have a screw loose — AND have a loose screw tv. to be silly or eccentric. (Have got can replace have.) □ He’s sort of strange. I think he’s got a loose screw. □ Yes, he has a screw loose somewhere …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • have\ a\ screw\ loose — v. phr, slang To act in a strange way; to be foolish. Now I know he has a screw loose he stole a police car this time. He was a smart man but had a screw loose and people thought him odd …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have a screw loose — act in a strange way, be foolish He is a really strange person. I think that he has a screw loose somewhere …   Idioms and examples

  • have a screw loose — verb To be insane or irrational. I think old Mr. Jacobs has a screw loose; he keeps trying to feed his cats bird seed …   Wiktionary

  • have a screw loose — informal to be crazy. I think that woman has a screw loose she goes out in her slippers …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a screw loose — informal be slightly eccentric or mentally disturbed. → screw …   English new terms dictionary

  • have a screw loose — Vrb phrs. To be a little insane or eccentric …   English slang and colloquialisms

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