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have toys in the attic

To be crazy; to act, think, or behave in an eccentric, foolish, or nonsensical manner. Tommy must have toys in the attic if he thinks he can convince our mother to let him get a tattoo for his birthday. There's an old lady who stands on the corner yelling at strangers all day. I think she might have toys in the attic.
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1 : to place or leave something in a location (as a warehouse, library, or computer memory) for later use, disposal, or safekeeping <Store the old toys in the attic.
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The band released 8 albums during that time, including their seminal 1975 album Toys in the Attic.