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be (as) nutty as a fruitcake

slang To be crazy and/or wacky. Usually used humorously. Don't listen to a word he says, he's as nutty as a fruitcake! You're nutty as a fruitcake if you think that plan will work.
See also: fruitcake, nutty

*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.
See also: fruitcake, nutty

(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.'
See also: fruitcake, nutty

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.
See also: fruitcake, nutty

(as) nutty as a fruitcake

mod. very silly or stupid. The whole idea is as nutty as a fruitcake.
See also: fruitcake, nutty

nutty as a fruitcake

verb
See also: fruitcake, nutty

nutty

mod. silly; giddy; stupid. What a nutty idea!
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