go dotty

go dotty

1. To become somewhat eccentric, odd, or mentally unbalanced. Jackson started going dotty after spending a month by himself in his cabin.
2. To become forgetful or absent-minded, especially due to senility or old age in general. Grandpa's been going a bit dotty lately, I don't know if he can take care of himself anymore.
3. To become very excited or enthusiastic (about something). I've never understood that pop star's popularity, but kids just go dotty over her music.
See also: go
References in classic literature ?
Just to show you how demoralized the brute must have been (Arabs often go dotty after a defeat), he'd snapped up four or five utterly useless Sheshaheli, and was offering 'em to all and sundry along the road.
The Hundred And One Dalmatians, Birmingham Repertory Theatre (November 30 - January 13) Kids of five and upwards will go dotty for the much loved story of Pongo and Missis, who have to protect their pups from fur coat enthusiast Cruella De Vil.
KIDS aged from five will go dotty for this stage version of the much-loved tale of Pongo and Missis protecting their pups from Cruella de Vil who wants to turn them into a fur coat.
Go dotty because we're seeing spots on everything from shoes to shirts 1 JUST BLOUSING You'll be frilled with this F&F shirt, PS16, Tesco, tesco.
8-9 FASHION Go dotty for Dorothy Perkin's stylish new autumn collection.
EMMA JOHNSON is coming over all summery 1 GO DOTTY What's more summery than a yellow polka dot playsuit?
Go dotty with the Firefly Portable Laser Lamp, PS39.
Blokes, go dotty for these brightly coloured Happy Socks, PS8 a pair, John Lewis Ring the |changes.
uk Go dotty for Dotty P DOROTHY Perkins is looking better than ever.
GO DOTTY for this Jenny Packham designed make-up bag for Lancome cosmetics.
Go dotty for Topshop's flock spot pencil skirt, pounds 38.
The little Scotsman, high on the plinth, finds himself alone with his cause while the German architect starts to go dotty locked in his digital world.
Steve Price (left) and George Wallis Sr go dotty over WT's new image
The Hundred And One Dalmatians, Birmingham Repertory Theatre (Nov 30 - Jan 13) KIDS aged from five will go dotty for this stage version of the much-loved tale of Pongo and Missis protecting their pups from Cruella de Vil who wants to turn them into a fur coat.