lose (one's) buttons

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lose (one's) buttons

To be or become mentally deficient, incompetent, or deranged; to become of unsound mind. My poor grandmother started losing her buttons after she had a stroke on her 84th birthday. I've been so sleep deprived lately that it feels like I'm losing my buttons!
See also: button, lose

lose one's buttons

See also: button, lose
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Check out Circ Panic's The Man Who Lost His Buttons and Klub Fiskulturnik's A Story Which Will Never Be Finished.
* Circ Panic - The Man Who Lost His Buttons South of Town Hall, Sat & Sun In this gravity-defying performance from Catalonia, Spain, a lone performer reaches for the sky using a motorised Chinese pole.