off the deep end


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off the deep end

slang Crazy or irrational. A; "Now your father thinks the neighbors are plotting against him." B: "Wow, he's really gone off the deep end!" Whoa, man, stop yelling! I only put a tiny scratch on your car, so there's no need to go off the deep end.
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When one bad actor goes off the deep end, its contemporaries need to turn them in.
Many of our family and friends thought last year that we had stepped off the deep end somewhere, but we added to our young family of four with 25 laying hens, a dairy goat in milk (her milk supplies us with homemade butter, yogurt and ice cream), New Zealand White rabbits, a raised bed garden in our front yard, and a Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dog.
And no one will ever know that it was the decision to put up a shiny new green sign during rush hour on one of the hottest days of the year in a city where gas is a precious commodity at $4 a gallon that sent that person off the deep end.
Unfortunately, Ryan puts a spanner in the works, prompting Steve to go off the deep end.
By taking as her prime example writer Bunyan (1628-88), and naming him a Baptist, she steps off the deep end of controversy concerning extremism and denomination; but many would say that there are no shallows in these parts.
Grief does strange things to all of us," one character notes, and Steve, in trying to cope with his losses, goes off the deep end.
I reckon it would make a really good movie plot with someone like Cameron Diaz going off the deep end.
For prime viewing, she urges us to position our eyes and a bright light just an inch away from the stinging end of a resting bee, as if we're ear doctors gone off the deep end.
In the meantime, let me reframe the initial question: if it is a scriptural hermeneutics that lures this poetics of the possible off the deep end of philosophy, into theology--is this precisely because scripture itself offers not so much a theology as a theopoetics?
in August is any indication, the church's politics have gone far enough off the deep end to put it far to the left of Jack Layton.
Can anyone really imagine a horde of heterosexuals going off the deep end because 10 percent of the population is living just like they are?
SOCCER star Roy Keane has revealed that rediscovering his Irish roots stopped him from going off the deep end.
I promptly went off the deep end, only to be dragged back, snarling and biting, by the priest who was patiently trying to convince me that God would have me.
NO, THE DITZY BLONDE POP PRINCESS, WHO LAST YEAR MADE HEADLINES WHEN SHE COULDN'T FIGURE OUT IF SHE WAS EATING CANNED TUNA OR CHICKEN, HASN'T GONE OFF THE DEEP END.