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crazy as a betsy bug

Insane. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a betsy bug!
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

*crazy as a betsy bug

 and *crazy as a peach-orchard boar; *crazy as a loon
Rur. acting as if insane. (*Also: as ~.) Tom: Susan says she's really the Queen of England. Bill: She's crazy as a betsy bug. Jill: David's a little eccentric, isn't he? Jane: Crazy as a loon, I'd say. What's wrong with Jim? He's acting as crazy as a peach-orchard boar.
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

Heavens to Betsy!

Inf. My goodness! (A mild oath.) Heavens to Betsy! What was that noise? Heavens to Betsy! It's good to hear your voice!
See also: Heaven

heavens to Betsy

An expression of astonishment. This version of for heaven’s sake, which Charles E. Funk liked well enough to use as the title of one of his books, comes from nineteenth-century America and first appeared in print in 1892. It may be dying out.
See also: Betsy, heaven
References in classic literature ?
At these words little Betsy came running into the room, crying, "Dear mamma, for heaven's sake come to my sister; for she is in another fit, and my cousin can't hold her.
And now, Betsy," says she, "you may go in, for your sister is better, and longs to see you.
should say,' replied Master Bates, with a grin, 'that he was uncommon sweet upon Betsy.
And it is a fact, that some time after she left Queen's Crawley a copy-book belonging to this lady was discovered, which showed that she had taken great pains in private to learn the art of writing in general, and especially of writing her own name as Lady Crawley, Lady Betsy Horrocks, Lady Elizabeth Crawley, &c.
Law, Betsy, how could you go for to tell such a wicked story
When the book was finished and I came to look around to see what had become of the team I had originally started out with-- Aunt Patsy Cooper, Aunt Betsy Hale, and two boys, and Rowena the lightweight heroine--they were nowhere to be seen; they had disappeared from the story some time or other.
Next I searched around and found old Aunt Patsy and Aunt Betsy Hale where they were around, and said, "They went out back one night to visit the sick and fell down the well and got drowned.
Incredibly inspirational and admirable is iconic artist Betsy Westendorp.
The mistake, which wasn't spotted by doctors in a later X-ray, led to what is known as an infarction and tragically Betsy Rose Riley died five weeks later when she was just 52 days old.
The news segment focuses on healthy cooking and eating and Betsy Opyt, President, CEO and Founder of Betsys Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters, has been invited to appear on the show nine times over the last year and a half to showcase her innovative, easy to prepare recipes using Betsys Best nutrient-dense nut and seed butters.
En los ultimos tres anos, Betsy Pecanins habia renacido creativamente con su espectaculo Ave Phoenix, que incluia a musicos de varias generaciones y vocalistas como Regina Orozco y Veronica Ituarte, amen de jovenes alumnas suyas como Julia Gonzalez Larson, Natalia Marroquin y Elena Garnes.
com)-- Eric Ginsburg's Fridge Art Fair Comes To The Betsy Hotel For Art Basel Miami Beach 2016.
Betsy is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Psychology with interdisciplinary studies on Health, Physical Education and Humanities.
But while it might feel like it to me, Betsy is by no means the only child to miss out on this vaccine because of a birthday lottery.
Betsy the male cockatiel, who is known to sing "If You're Happy and You Know It," went missing last Thursday after the wind blew him outside when owner Laura Lambert opened the door.