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crazy as a loon

Insane. Often used jocularly. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a loon!
See also: crazy, loon

crazy as a betsy bug

Insane. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a betsy bug!
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

*crazy as a betsy bug

 and *crazy as a peach-orchard boar; *crazy as a loon
Rur. acting as if insane. (*Also: as ~.) Tom: Susan says she's really the Queen of England. Bill: She's crazy as a betsy bug. Jill: David's a little eccentric, isn't he? Jane: Crazy as a loon, I'd say. What's wrong with Jim? He's acting as crazy as a peach-orchard boar.
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

crazy as a loon

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you describe someone as crazy as a loon, you mean that their behaviour is very strange or silly. She was obviously crazy as a loon.
See also: crazy, loon
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We've never deployed Project Loon connectivity from scratch at such a rapid pace, and we're grateful for the support of AT&T, T-Mobile and the many other partners and organizations that have made this possible," Alastair Westgarth, head of Project Loon, wrote in a (https://blog.
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In a recent program on the bird at the Quabbin Visitor Center, Whitney included five examples of loon calls: the tremolo alarm call at the approach of any threat such as a bald eagle; a wail that Whitney characterized as the familiar "On Golden Pond'' voice of the loon; a yodel made by the male loon only; a hoot that the adults use to communicate with each other; and a call specifically used by chicks if in trouble, summoning the adults.
The numbers of breeding yellow-billed loons have shown signs of potential decline in recent decades (as is the case with some other loon species).
Often, fluffy little chicks are carried on the back of either the male or female loon until the chicks are fledged out in their first feathers.
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The Raven and the Loon is a retelling of a traditional Inuit folktale about how these two birds evolved into their present-day appearances from their original white plumage.
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I think this is a growing number," Loon mayor Lloyd Lopez told Philippine radio.
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