One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘it was enough to drive you dotty’
mad, insane, mentally ill, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, not together, crazy, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, psychotic, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare, away with the fairies, foaming at the mouth
mental, off one's head, out of one's head, off one's nut, nuts, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's rocker, not right in the head, not quite right in the head, round the bend, stark raving mad, stark staring mad, raving mad, bats, batty, bonkers, cuckoo, cracked, loopy, loony, bananas, loco, dippy, screwy, schizoid, touched, gaga, up the pole, off the wall, not all there, not right upstairs
British barmy, crackers, barking, barking mad, round the twist, off one's trolley, as daft as a brush, not the full shilling
North American buggy, nutsy, nutso
out of one's tree, meshuga, squirrelly, wacko
Canadian NZ Australian bushed
have a screw loose, have bats in one's belfry, have bats in the belfry
Australian have kangaroos in one's top paddock, have kangaroos in the top paddock
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