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barmy on the crumpet

Eccentric or weird. In this phrase, a "crumpet" (a muffinlike pastry) is synonymous with one's head, and "barmy" means "yeasty." What do you think of John's strange behavior lately? I'm starting to wonder if he's a bit barmy on the crumpet.
See also: crumpet, on

the thinking man's/woman's crumpet

  (British humorous)
a man or woman who is popular with the opposite sex because they are both intelligent and sexually attractive Paxman has apparently grown weary of being labelled the thinking woman's crumpet.
See can't think straight
See also: crumpet, thinking