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in loco parentis

Responsible for a child's wellbeing while his or her parents are absent. Does being a teacher ever make you nervous, having to be in loco parentis to so many young kids?
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plumb loco

slang Utterly crazy or insane. ("Loco" means "mad" or "crazy" in Spanish, with "plumb" being used as an intensifier.) Primarily heard in US. This idea of yours is plumb loco. Poor guy went plumb loco after his wife died.
See also: loco, plumb
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plumb loco

Rur. completely crazy. (Loco is from a Spanish word meaning "mad.") You're plumb loco if you think I'll go along with that. All those people were running around like they were plumb loco.
See also: loco, plumb
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in ˌloco paˈrentis

(from Latin, formal) having the same responsibility for a child as a parent has: Teachers at a boarding school are acting much more in loco parentis than at a day school.The Latin phrase means in the place of a parent.
See also: loco
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loco

(ˈloko)
mod. crazy. (From Spanish.) Who is that loco kid jumping up and down in the front seat?

plumb loco

(ˈpləm ˈloko)
mod. completely crazy. (Folksy. Loco is from a Spanish word meaning “mad.”) You’re plumb loco if you think I’ll go along with that.
See also: loco, plumb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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