One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Out of one's mind; crazy.
- ‘Conventional wisdom holds that people like you are out of your gourd.’
- ‘So figure out what to do with yourself before you become bored out of your gourd.’
- ‘Maybe it was the toxic fumes of all the lead paint, but cartoon creators were obviously out of their gourd.’
- ‘Their insights have no depth or interest and non-fanatics (like yours truly) will be bored out of their gourds.’
- 1.1 Under the influence of alcohol or drugs.‘he was obviously stoned out of his gourd’
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
- ‘She got arrested last night, apparently stoned out of her gourd.’
- ‘Of course I was stoned out of my gourd at the time… yep that was the one.’
- ‘I cannot understand how anyone could drink an entire bottle of Robitussin for fun, because I've taken about a teaspoon too much and am now so stoned out of my gourd that I can barely function.’
- ‘And it was so refreshing that this guy, who was out of his gourd by eight o'clock at night, was listening to the music and paying attention and thinking about it.’
- ‘As I type this article I am currently whacked out of my gourd on the following medications.’
- ‘Larry was totally stoned out of his gourd.’
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