One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) not fully alert and functioning.‘he's not all there—give him a couple of days to readjust’
- ‘J.T. looked up from the table, obviously not all there, and said, ‘What makes you say that, man?’’
- ‘I'd like to know what you meant, but I'm not all there, I guess.’
- ‘On those days you feel you're not all there, your mind's tempted to wander, it's hard to keep focusing.’
- ‘It was sobering to walk through those halls, and meet up with people who you knew were definitely not all there.’
- ‘It's his way of telling me he understands that I'm not all there with my constant habit of spacing out.’
- ‘Granted, she's not all there, but it's part of the charm.’
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