be nuts about (someone or something)(redirected from be nuts about them)
be nuts about (someone or something)
1. To be very passionate and enthusiastic about something. My daughter is nuts about sports—she's currently playing soccer and tennis and taking swim lessons.
2. To be very romantically interested in or in love with someone. I've seen the way Tim smiles at you—that guy is nuts about you!
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nuts about, be
Be extremely enthusiastic; also, be extremely fond of. For example, Ellen is nuts about opera, or Kevin has been nuts about Megan since he met her. This seemingly new slangy expression began life in the late 1700s as nuts on or upon; about began to be substituted about 1940.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
be nuts about (or on)be very enthusiastic about or fond of. informal
1934 Dashiell Hammett The Thin Man She told me she had this job with Wynant and he was nuts about her and she was sitting pretty.
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