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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 Re-gift the Fruitcake program is presented by PayPal, which will make a $20,000 donation to each celebrity charity.
Each December, the little bakery founded in Greenville, Texas ships thousands of fruitcakes and other homemade goodies around the globe.
I've seen the fruitcakes, and they're extraordinarily dense and chewy, it would be the equivalent of biting into a moist piece of modeling clay," the New York Daily News quoted George Shea, spokesman for Major League Eating of the organization sponsoring the event, as saying.
When the fruitcake mix is ready, drain it and discard any liquid not absorbed by the fruit.
Forty-seven percent of respondents said they would toss them in the trash without delay and only 11 percent said they'd make the time to re-gift the fruitcake to someone else.
The prevailing assumption that fruitcake is more suited for use as a building material is probably the fault of our Aunt Martha or Grandma Louise who, years ago, discovered something new and cheap on store shelves -- candied citrus peel -- and in an effort to save some pennies, used that over the more expensive dried fruits.
The guys are equally clueless about their ``white-devil'' (as one of their cohorts describes them) neighbors, who try to befriend them with cellophaned lumps of fruitcake, before hopefully concluding, ``We aren't really that different from one another.
But in case that isn't exciting enough - and it isn't - fruitcake fugitives Kevin Bacon and John C Reilly are trailing in their wake, looking for a hotshot canoe cutie to get them safely across the border.
A FRUITCAKE laced with poison may have killed an aged spinster and her mother.
The survey showed that the most popular items people re-gift are knick-knacks (50 percent), pampering products (36 percent) and fruitcake (31 percent), followed closely by household appliances (24 percent) and exercise books and videos (23 percent).
11 /PRNewswire/ -- The much maligned holiday fruitcake, frequently served but rarely enjoyed, has finally served a useful purpose - raising funds to feed hungry people.
Christmas is only three weeks away - and that means it's time for fruitcake fanciers to get baking.
Well this holiday season, Cold Stone Creamery is introducing the Fruitcake Freedom Initiative.
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