round the bend or twist

round the bend or twist
 Mad. Also clean round the bend Very mad.

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  • round the bend —    mentally unbalanced    Going out of sight. Less often as around the bend or round the twist:     Keitel also is going round the bend, Jodl observed. (C. Forbes, 1983)     But I was around the bend. I was sort of like Lady Macbeth obsessed by… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • round the twist — adj, adv British crazy, deranged. A racier version of the colloquial round the bend , this phrase moved from limited working class usage to general currency in the 1960s …   Contemporary slang

  • round the twist —  Mad. Also clean round the bend Very mad …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • round — /raʊnd / (say rownd) adjective 1. circular, as a disc. 2. ring shaped, as a hoop. 3. curved like part of a circle, as an outline. 4. having a circular cross section, as a cylinder. 5. spherical or globular, as a ball. 6. rounded more or less like …  

  • The Children's Channel — (TCC) Launched 1 September 1984 Closed 3 April 1998 October 1998 (UK cable) October 2000 (Nordic) Owned by Flextech Broadcast area …   Wikipedia

  • round — adj., n., adv., prep., & v. adj. 1 shaped like or approximately like a circle, sphere, or cylinder; having a convex or circular outline or surface; curved, not angular. 2 done with or involving circular motion. 3 a entire, continuous, complete (a …   Useful english dictionary

  • twist — Synonyms and related words: a thing for, aberrancy, aberration, action, adulterate, affinity, afflict, agonize, ail, alloy, alter, alteration, anagnorisis, analysis, anamorphism, anamorphosis, angle, angle off, animus, approach, aptitude, aptness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • twist — ► VERB 1) form into a bent, curled, or distorted shape. 2) force out of the natural position by a twisting action: he twisted his ankle. 3) turn or bend round or into a different direction. 4) take or have a winding course. 5) distort or… …   English terms dictionary

  • twist — twist1 S3 [twıst] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move)¦ 2¦(bend)¦ 3¦(wind)¦ 4¦(turn)¦ 5¦(road/river)¦ 6¦(words)¦ 7 twist your ankle/wrist/knee 8 twist and turn 9 twist somebody s arm ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • twist — 1 verb 1 BEND (T) to bend and turn something several times, especially in order to make something or to tie it to something: twist sth into/around etc: She twisted the wire into the shape of a star. 2 MOVE (I) to turn a part of your body around… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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