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Attic salt

A shrewd, cutting, or subtle humor or wit. Also referred to as "Attic wit." Marianne was known to pepper her conversation with a bit of Attic salt, so she was quite popular at dinner parties.
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Attic wit

A shrewd, cutting, or subtle humor or wit. Also referred to as "Attic salt." He lays on the Attic wit a bit too often for my taste; I can never tell when he's being serious.
See also: attic, wit

have toys in the attic

To be crazy; to act, think, or behave in an eccentric, foolish, or nonsensical manner. Tommy must have toys in the attic 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 she might have toys in the attic.
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queer in the attic

slang Mentally impaired, either due to stupidity or intoxication. In this phrase, "attic" is used as a synonym for "one's mind." I have no idea what I told you last night—I'd been at the pub for a while before you got there, so I was a little queer in the attic. Is he queer in the attic? How could he make such a reckless decision?
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n. the head, thought of as the location of one’s intellect. She’s just got nothing in the attic. That’s what’s wrong with her.
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All in all, van der Herchen wasn't entirely surprised to find the massive snake had made itself a home in the attic.
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The project began in October 2012 as a collaboration between artists Julia Thomas and Sara Annwyl, located within the attic space of Cardiff based mental health charity, Journeys.
OLD toys and discarded items in the average attic would make nearly PS600 if sold.
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1 overs and scoring 36 runs opening the batting led Attic Outdoors to their third win of the season.
Attic and antrum involvement were greater than attic only.
A lack of attic space ventilation is another cause of shingle curl.