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go potty

1. To become irrational, crazy, eccentric, or addlebrained. Primarily heard in UK. I'll end up going potty if I have to work in this cubicle for one more day!
2. To become very excited or enthusiastic (about something). Primarily heard in UK. People are going potty for the new art exhibit.
3. To urinate; typically said of, to, or by young children. My three-year-old has started going potty all by herself!
See also: potty

be potty about (something)

To be very excited or enthusiastic (about something). Primarily heard in UK. I'm absolutely potty about her latest novel!
See also: potty

drive (someone) potty

To make someone particularly annoyed, vexed, or crazy. Primarily heard in UK. I need you to mind the kids for a while, they've been driving me potty all morning!
See also: drive, potty


1. n. a small toilet. (Usually juvenile.) Mommy, I’ve got to go to the potty.
2. in. to use the toilet. (Always juvenile.) Be sure to potty before we leave.
3. mod. crazy. He got more potty as he grew older.

potty mouth

and toilet mouth
n. someone who uses obscene or profane language in most social settings. (Also a term of address.) That potty mouth is offending people again. Hey, toilet mouth! Watch your language!
See also: mouth, potty

go potty

To defecate or urinate.
See also: potty
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Examples of studies that have used data from all the solvent and insolvent insurers during the research period include, for example, Cheng and Weiss (2012), Pottier and Sommer (2002, 2011), Brockett et al.
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Pottier (1998), using a sample of life insurance companies, finds that Best's ratings, rating changes and assets have a comparable predictive power of insolvency to financial ratios.
Calmette and Le Pottier (1995) introduce a transportation cost for agricultural good and show that under certain conditions, this makes the concentration of activities less attractive (see also Fujita et al 1999, chap.
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Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) response to the question of human testing of pesticides, Resnick and Pottier (2005) argued that the benefits of such testing outweigh the hazards, and they attempted to refute claims that human testing is both unproductive and unethical.
Roy Pottier, MCIC, of the Royal Military College of Canada's department of chemistry and chemical engineering received the European Society of Photobiology (ESP) medal on September 6, 2005, at their annual conference in Aix-les-Bains, France.
Venture hit back, however, with goals from Yann Pottier and Femi Akinbolu to level the score.
Meanwhile, Gilles de Pottier, of CIDEF, the French turkey producers' representative body, said it was working hard to promote French production standards to retailers.
Beaudry and Pottier propose a means of evaluating this view and show that it is strongly at odds with the data.
It's very foreign to Catholic biblical scholars to treat the book of Revelation as a kind of biblical Nostradamus," said William Pottier, professor of theology at Mount St.
213 G Emerson 73 72 68, G Owen 73 70 70, O Edmond (Fra) 71 72 70, P Quirici (Swi) 73 69 71, H Kuehne (USA) 71 71 71, C Pottier (Fra) 73 69 71, C Hainline (USA) 68 72 73