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.
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"There is certainly no panic, where it gets to the stage where I'm kind of overwrought or can't think straight," she said.
'Right now I'm hurt and I really can't think straight because I really regret the loss,' said Gonzaga, who had six points for the Lady Troopers.
"I still can't think straight. I had to get the little girl first, she was just a baby.
Imagine your stomach throbbing, not being able to move, and being so mad at yourself that you can't think straight. That's how it feels to make one of you.
"You can't think straight when you're under so much stress, but with my AOP solicitor's support i compiled detailed evidence from the previous 10 years to show that I was fully capable and had a successful career.
If you can't think straight, break things down into manageable chunks.
Joining Matt for the show is Stephen Bailey, fresh from his sell-out tour Can't Think Straight and also Barbara Nice, the character who - thankfully for us - turned her back on a world of domesticity and Tupperware to join the national comedy circuit.
We don't like that annoying sound and we just wish she'd knock it off, it's ruining the ballgame, I just can't think straight with him making that terrible sound.
Can't think straight as more chilling details on little Asifa's case emerge...her innocent face refuses to leave me.
Tomorrow, Theatre Square, Touchwood, Solihull COMEDY Stephen Bailey - Can't Think Straight He's your new potty-mouthed best friend, who supported Katherine Ryan and Jenny Eclair on their recent UK tours.
Book tickets on the Theatre Royal website: www.theatreroyal.co.uk Stephen Bailey: Can't Think Straight The Stand The Newcastle comedy club is hosting the TV regular who will be showcasing his unique brand of gossipy humour tonight.
The 'Patient Manager'understands that the patient is so worried that they can't think straight, that every small helpful gesture means so much.
He plummeted."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."