a kangaroo loose in the top paddock

a kangaroo loose in the top paddock

An indication of craziness, eccentricity, or foolishness. Primarily heard in Australia. Tommy must have a kangaroo loose in the top paddock if he thinks he can convince our mother to let him get a tattoo for his birthday. There's an old lady who stands on the corner yelling at strangers all day. I think there might be a kangaroo loose in the top paddock, if you catch my drift.
See also: kangaroo, loose, paddock, top
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