round the twist


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round the twist

  (British & Australian informal)
crazy She's completely round the twist - just sits there all day talking to herself. I put the milk in the cupboard and the sugar in the fridge. I think I'm going round the twist.
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My missus hates football and I think the ongoing Rangers saga is driving her round the twist.
Mind you, having him around would make anyone go round the twist.
PRIESTS are praying Postman Pat Broderick's EUR7million Lotto win won't drive him round the twist.
However, these days both the adverts and the programmes would drive most of us, I imagine, right round the twist.
But the device, which adults usually can't hear, drove neighbour Stephen Howes and his wife round the twist.
A An incessantly barking dog can send anyone round the twist and four to five hours at a time must be intolerable.
Granted, marketing racing to as wide an audience as possible is essential, but the regular bouts of hand-wringing by the racing industry drive me round the twist.
He said his partner was crying every day because of all the stress, adding: "Because of my tumour I'm supposed to call the hospital every day to fix up operations and consultations and this is driving us round the twist.
But insiders said there was concern that if Science or Derek were selected they could go round the twist.
And speaking of going round the twist, Emmerdale's Zoe Tate really needs to leave the Yorkshire Dales for her sanity.
Round the Twist children's play centre donated a further 50.
Q I am driving myself round the twist trying to remember in which film Fred Astaire was dressed as a baby singing Triplets and who were the other two?
We hope he does - because the endless speculation is driving an increasingly impatient public round the twist.
If I'd done a play in the West End for 50 years, I think I'd have gone round the twist by now" William Roache, who has been Ken Barlow in Coronation Street since the first episode 50 years ago "What's the psychological damage going to be when you've humped and dumped them, and the next one comes along?
Psychiatric nurse Abs is rapidly going round the twist, it seems, which is a shame as he's the only decent character in Casualty.