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off (one's) rocker

Crazy; mentally unsound; extremely foolish. I'm going to go off my rocker if I have to hear that song one more time! I think Jane's grandmother is a little off her rocker these days. You must be off your rocker if you think that's a good idea!
See also: off, rocker
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*off one's rocker

 and *off one's nut; *off one's trolley
Fig. crazy; silly. (*Typically: be ~; go ~.) Sometimes, Bob, I think you're off your rocker. Good grief, John. You're off your nut.
See also: off, rocker
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

off one's rocker

Also, off one's nut or trolley . See off one's head.
See also: off, rocker
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off your rocker

INFORMAL
If someone is off their rocker, they are crazy. He must be off his rocker, paying that much for a shirt! Note: You can also say that someone goes off their rocker to mean that they become crazy. Sometimes I think he's going off his rocker.
See also: off, rocker
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

off your rocker

crazy. informal
A rocker in this expression is a concave piece of wood or metal placed under a chair or cradle enabling it to rock back and forth.
1932 Evelyn Waugh Black Mischief It's going to be awkward for us if the Emperor goes off his rocker.
See also: off, rocker
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ˌoff your ˈrocker

(informal, spoken, especially British English) (of a person) crazy: Spend a thousand pounds on a dress! Are you off your rocker?
See also: off, rocker
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off one’s rocker

mod. silly; giddy; crazy. (see also rocker.) That silly dame is off her rocker.
See also: off, rocker
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off (one's) rocker

Slang
Out of one's mind; crazy.
See also: off, rocker
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

off one's head, rocker, etc.

See go off one's head.
See also: off
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Certain members of my family feared that I had lost the plot, gone off my rocker or, worse still, had been abducted by aliens.
Well I think I'd be off my rocker to be thinking of selling Tom Huddlestone to Derby at this particular moment.
"I think if I lived there I would go off my rocker. Firstly, I didn't see one attractive woman - other than the one I took with me.
Were I to start using English instead, my friends and acquaintances would conclude that I was either off my rocker, or trying to put on airs and graces and would rightly label me a crachach.
He sounded off about my Radio 1 petition to have Christmas banned until December 1, claiming that I was off my rocker.
"If you have to be off your rocker to be a manager at my age, then I'm off my rocker," he chuckled.