can't think straight

can't think straight

Cannot think rationally or calmly due to being overwhelmed or overcome with something (often an emotion or exhaustion). Don't assign him anything else right now—he's so stressed about this case that he can't think straight. After working a 36-hour shift, I can't think straight and only want to climb into bed.
See also: straight, think
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I can't think straight " I can only think in swirls and scribbles," he wrote about the experience.
Sometimes when you're going through some rough times in life, you can't think straight," he says.
She can't think straight and she's still scared to go back in now.
Quite often people have the answers themselves about what they can do but they're so overwhelmed and so worried that they just can't think straight.
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You can't think straight, you can't get on with anything and I've got my phone in my hand all the time.
He said: "The last time I stood here I told you that I'd been suffering - can you stop clicking for a moment guys because I can't think straight.
You may even feel so bad or angry that you feel numb and can't think straight.
At this moment I just can't think straight at all and I do not feel able to make any further comment at this stage.
They just can't think straight when women are around, the New York Daily News reported.
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