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*nutty as a fruitcake

 and nuttier than a fruitcake
crazy. (*Also: as ~.) Don't pay any attention to John; he's nutty as a fruitcake. Mary's schemes for making money are nuttier than a fruitcake.
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(as) nutty as a fruitcake

crazy She's as nutty as a fruitcake.
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be as nutty as a fruitcake

  (British & Australian informal)
to be crazy 'Isn't she slightly strange, your aunt? 'Oh, she's as nutty as a fruitcake.'
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nutty as a fruitcake

Crazy, idiotic, as in Mary's nutty as a fruitcake if she thinks she can get away with that. The adjective nutty meaning "insane" was first recorded in 1821; the similarity to fruitcake, which literally contains nuts as well as fruit, was first recorded in 1935.
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(as) nutty as a fruitcake

mod. very silly or stupid. The whole idea is as nutty as a fruitcake.
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nutty as a fruitcake

verb
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fruitcake

1. n. a silly-acting person. (Also a term of address.) You can be such a silly fruitcake sometimes.
2. n. a male homosexual. (Rude and derogatory. An elaboration of fruit.) We went into this bar, but it was filled with fruitcakes, so we left.
3. and fruit loop n. a foolish oaf. (Someone who is as nutty as a fruitcake. Fruit loop is borrowed from the cereal of the same [protected trade] name.) What a fruitcake! Doesn’t even know where his head is at. Out of the way, fruit loop.
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The usual payload for the catapult has been marshmallows, but this year to keep fruitcakes flying in Manitou Springs, the catapult design has been tweaked to accommodate a special tiny fruitcake.
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I love fruitcakes baked by elderly aunts, fruitcakes found in supermarket bargain bins, and fruitcakes that glisten in the gourmet sections of department stores.
It brings fruitcakes of all shapes, sizes, fruits and nuts together with celebrities and charities for a fun but serious mission - to prove that fruitcakes can make a real difference in the world.
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Each December, the little bakery founded in Greenville, Texas ships thousands of fruitcakes and other homemade goodies around the globe.
Kobayashi, a six-time frankfurter-eating champion, will have to face a major challenge of gulping down fruitcakes when he tries to beat current record-holder Sonya Thomas, who devoured four pounds and 14.
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Slice-O-Life's fruitcakes and peach-cakes have a loyal following, thanks to the abundance of fruit in Palisade and Mary's time-tested recipes.