lose one's marbles

lose one's marbles
   If someone loses their marbles, they become mentally confused, or no longer behave sensibly or rationally.
   

The old man is acting very strangely. He seems to have lost his marbles.


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  • lose one's marbles — ► lose one s mind (or marbles) informal go insane. Main Entry: ↑lose …   English terms dictionary

  • lose one's marbles — go crazy, become insane, lose one s mind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lose one's marbles — vb to become deranged or feeble minded, go crazy. Marbles, when referring to male faculties, usually refers to testicles, but in this case one s wits or intelligence are in question. The origin of this phrase is uncertain, in spite of many… …   Contemporary slang

  • lose one's marbles — {v. phr.} To go mad; become crazed. * /Stan must have lost his marbles; he is hopelessly pursuing a happily married woman./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose one's marbles — {v. phr.} To go mad; become crazed. * /Stan must have lost his marbles; he is hopelessly pursuing a happily married woman./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose\ one's\ marbles — v. phr. To go mad; become crazed. Stan must have lost his marbles; he is hopelessly pursuing a happily married woman …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lose one's marbles — go crazy or act irrationally He seems to have lost his marbles and doesn t make any sense at all …   Idioms and examples

  • lose one's marbles — Vrb phrs. To go crazy, to lose control …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Lose one's marbles — go insane …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • lose one's marbles — Australian Slang go insane …   English dialects glossary

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