off (one's) meds

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off (one's) meds

1. Literally, not taking one's prescribed medications. I've been able to think more clearly after going off my meds—my mind doesn't feel as foggy. I knew as soon as she walked in that she was off her meds—she never acts that way when she's on her regimen.
2. Crazy or insane. Potentially offensive due to the implication of mental illness. She's off her meds if she thinks she can come in here and talk to me in that tone of voice! When Paul suddenly decided to pick up and move across the country, everyone said he must be off his meds.
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off one’s meds

phr. acting strangely. Man, what a temper! Must be off her meds.
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I would guess [he either had] PTSD or maybe off his meds.
Add a few espressos, a teenage son or daughter, and a customer who is clearly off his meds, and now a two-hour learning curve for that software becomes the end of the world.
His equilibrium is further worsened by Martine, a one-eyed new resident who has romantic intentions and convinces him to go off his meds to feel "normal" again.
He has been on and off his meds because he wants to know who he truly is, so throughout this story readers follow him nine days med-free.
In 2012 he went off his meds because they made him feel groggy and listless.
A Hitchcockian cast of characters who shift from good to bad, plot twists muddled by a patient off his meds, and mind games where you aren't ever sure who's winning or losing, keep the reader guessing until the very last chapter.
This time, Galifianakis' insufferable man-child Alan has gone off his meds and is out of control.
Taleb's] Everest-sized ego gives the book the tone of a brilliant dinner party guest off his meds.
In this almost bodice-ripper trilogy, there is, of course, from the very first sent-a-thrill-upmy-arm touch, an air of mystery, a soupcon of menace, a tablespoon of "Good grief girl, don't go there" and a nasty whiff of "This dude is off his meds.
His opening press conference after returning from Weber State to replace Petrino had some Hog faithful wondering if he had lost it, was off his meds, or simply auditioning for a comedy run through the Catskills.
Taylor's mother said that he'd grown up listening to Diddy's music, adding: "He has a long history of mental illness, and he has been off his meds for a while.
BY NOW WE'VE ALL HEARD a number of analyses of the events in Egypt and the outbreak of revolutionary fervor that is toppling regimes throughout the Arab world: It's a replay of the revolution that overthrew the shah of Iran and installed the Ayatollah Khomeini (say the neocons); it's all a sinister plot to install a Muslim "caliphate" and institute sharia--and socialism--throughout the world (Glenn Beck, off his meds again); and even that it's a replay of the revolutions of 1848, as Cato Institute analyst Leon Hadar would have it, a time of turmoil in which "the demise of Europe's ruling elites--the traditional protectors of the Jews--was at the core of the great tragedy of European Jews in the modern times.
He's on his meds, he's off his meds," Woodward quotes US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry as saying, but adds no details.
Nia (Zoe Kravitz); and a recent unwise decision to go off his meds.