nutty as a fruitcake

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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.
See also: fruitcake, nutty

(as) nutty as a fruitcake

crazy 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.
See also: fruitcake, nutty

nutty as a fruitcake

verb
See also: fruitcake, nutty
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Anyone who thinks that the world is safer without Saddam is just nuttier than a fruitcake.
He is also nuttier than a fruitcake with enough phobias and obsessions to keep a conference of shrinks going for a month.