not be all there


not be all there
(not) be all there informal to be slightly crazy.

Some of the things she said made me think she's not quite all there.


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  • all there — or[all here] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Understanding well; thinking clearly; not crazy. Usually used in negative sentences, * /Joe acted queerly and talked wildly, so we thought he was not all there./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all there — or[all here] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Understanding well; thinking clearly; not crazy. Usually used in negative sentences, * /Joe acted queerly and talked wildly, so we thought he was not all there./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all there with negative — informal in full possession of one s mental faculties: he s not quite all there. → all …   English new terms dictionary

  • all there — adjective 1. : in full possession of one s mental faculties : sane behaved in such a way as to make one wonder if he was quite all there not often in formal use 2. slang : alert and well informed : quick witted …   Useful english dictionary

  • not all there —    stupid or confused    It describes a mental state, not that of an amputee:     That poor creature who s not quite all there. (Christie, 1940)    Atypically, all there means keenly intelligent …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • all\ there — • all there • all here adj. phr. informal Understanding well; thinking clearly; not crazy. Usually used in negative sentences, Joe acted queerly and talked wildly, so we thought he was not all there …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not all there — If someone isn t all there, they are a little bit stupid or crazy …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • not all there — not mentally clear. He has periods when he s just not all there, which is a common symptom of his condition …   New idioms dictionary

  • not all there — (of a person) not fully alert and functioning he s not all there. Give him a couple of days to readjust * * * not all there informal used to describe a person who is somewhat strange or stupid Her aunt is very sweet but not all there (mentally).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not all there —    If someone isn t all there, they are a little bit stupid or crazy.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Someone who is not all there behaves strangely at times, or seems a bit odd.     Our new neighbour wears a hat and coat even in summer;… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions