nutty as a fruitcake


nutty as a fruitcake
Behaving in an eccentric, foolish, or kooky manner; very nutty.

Eugene ONeill, in his 1914 play, The Movie Man, coined a memorable simile: "We sure are as nutty as a fruitcake or we wouldnt be here."


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  • nutty as a fruitcake — {adj. phr.}, {slang} Very crazy; entirely mad. * /He looked all right, as we watched him approach, but when he began to talk, we saw that he was as nutty as a fruitcake./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nutty as a fruitcake — {adj. phr.}, {slang} Very crazy; entirely mad. * /He looked all right, as we watched him approach, but when he began to talk, we saw that he was as nutty as a fruitcake./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nutty as a fruitcake — Someone who s nutty as a fruitcake is irrational or crazy. (This can be shortened to a fruitcake .) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • nutty as a fruitcake — (as) nutty as a fruitcake crazy. She s as nutty as a fruitcake …   New idioms dictionary

  • nutty as a fruitcake — mod. very silly or stupid. □ The whole idea is as nutty as a fruitcake. □ Tom is as nutty as a fruitcake. They will put him in a nuttery someday …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • nutty as a fruitcake —    Someone who s nutty as a fruitcake is irrational or crazy. (This can be shortened to a fruitcake .)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • nutty\ as\ a\ fruitcake — adj. phr. slang Very crazy; entirely mad. He looked all right, as we watched him approach, but when he began to talk, we saw that he was as nutty as a fruitcake …   Словарь американских идиом

  • nutty as a fruitcake — very crazy The woman who lives next door to us is as nutty as a fruitcake …   Idioms and examples

  • nutty as a fruitcake — (as) nutty as a fruitcake informal completely insane …   Useful english dictionary

  • as nutty as a fruitcake — (as) nutty as a fruitcake crazy. She s as nutty as a fruitcake …   New idioms dictionary


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