screw loose

screw loose
Noun. See 'have a screw loose'.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • screw loose — If someone has a screw loose, they are crazy …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • screw|loose — «SKROO LOOS», adjective, noun. –adj. very eccentric. –n. a screwloose person …   Useful english dictionary

  • screw loose —    If someone has a screw loose, they are crazy.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone has a screw loose, their behaviour is strange and they appear slightly mad.     She wears a fur coat in the summer she must have a screw loose! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • screw loose — See a screw loose …   English idioms

  • Screw loose —   If someone has a screw loose, they are crazy …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • screw-loose — adjective not behaving normally (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑screwy • Similar to: ↑insane • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism …   Useful english dictionary

  • screw loose, have a —  Be slightly mad …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • A screw loose — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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