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(as) crazy as a bedbug

Insane. Often used jocularly. Primarily heard in US. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a bedbug!
See also: bedbug, crazy

don't let the bedbugs bite

cliché Sleep soundly and well. Part of the sing-song rhyme "good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite," usually said to a child. I'll see you in the morning, love. Don't let the bedbugs bite!
See also: bedbug, bite, let
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crazy as a bedbug

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you describe someone as crazy as a bedbug, you mean that their behaviour is very strange or silly. By now she'd concluded that Peters was crazy as a bedbug. Note: Bedbugs are small wingless insects that live in beds and bedding. They feed by biting people and sucking their blood.
See also: bedbug, crazy
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