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    Default Correct idiom

    I am looking for a colloquial expression to describe someone
    who is not quite...

    Can I say 'she hasn't got all her marbles'?

    Are there other idioms?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: Correct idiom

    Yes, you can.

    How about

    She's a sandwich short of a picnic. (There are many like this.)
    She's not playing with a full deck.
    She's got a screw loose.

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    Default Re: Correct idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by ruzu27 View Post

    Can I say 'she hasn't got all her marbles'?

    ruzu27
    Shouldn't it rather be "she has lost her marbles" ?
    some suggestions

    be as mad as a hatter
    be off the rocker
    go round the bend
    be one card/several cards short of a full deck
    be one sandwich short of a picnic
    hope this helps

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    I have heard both said on many occasions - I must know a lot of strange people.

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    Default Re: Correct idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    I have heard both said on many occasions - I must know a lot of strange people.
    sry Horsa, didn't mean any offence
    our posts probably just crossed because I took my sweet time in answering
    Last edited by beascarpetta; 05-Mar-2008 at 18:13.

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    Hey, no need to apologise. Everybody should fell free to chip in with their ideas. And you were right there are often several versions.

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    that should have been feel free - I've been typing in Russian too much recently and have forgotten where the keys are.

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