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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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