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(Greek: muscle; said to be from a Greek word meaning "mouse")
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Word Entries containing the term: “my
I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 4)
Story Translation: My Encounter with Iktho
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The last thing I want to do is hurt you; however, it's still on my list.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 6)
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My cup runneth over (Psalms 23:5)
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Off his (or her) rocker. Off your rocker. Off my rocker (idioms)
Someone who is crazy: Being off your rocker often means "to be crazy", but it probably originally referred to a "normal person" who periodically, and unexpectedly, did insane things.

At the very least, when someone is said to be off his or her rocker, it usually means that the person is behaving in a very strange or silly way.

Sally said, "I must have been off my rocker when I agreed to change jobs."

Several applicable words for off the rocker include the following:

  • nutty as a fruitcake
  • have bats in the belfry
  • a basket case
  • losing it
  • lose one's marbles
  • taking leave of one's senses
  • mentally unhinged
  • have a screw loose

Although the cartoons below are referring to other entry words, they are also providing examples of being off one's rocker.

To hint that someone is silly or unfit.
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Not normal or proper behavior.
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A simpleton or blockhead who does stupid things.
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This entry is located in the following unit: English Words in Action, Group O (page 1)