off (one's) trolley

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off (one's) trolley

Crazy or insane. When he told me about his plan to renovate the old, condemned house, I immediately thought he was off his trolley. You must be off your trolley if you think you can lift that heavy box by yourself.
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off your trolley

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone is off their trolley, they are behaving in a crazy way. If they think officers are going to give up their cars, they're off their trolley. Most people think I'm off my trolley, but I've never been so sure of anything in my life.
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off your trolley

crazy. informal
The trolley in this case is a pulley running on an overhead track that transmits power from the track to drive a tram; the idea is similar to that in go off the rails (see rail).
1983 Nathaniel Richard Nash The Young and Fair If you suspect Patty, you're off your trolley.
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off your ˈtrolley

(British English, informal) crazy; stupid: He’s completely off his trolley!
This idiom is similar to ‘go off the rails’ but refers to a tram (= a vehicle driven by electricity than runs on rails in the street) that has become disconnected from the power in the overhead track.
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People who know me don't think I'm off my trolley and other socialists generally are level-headed people.
Off My Trolley STANDING in the supermarket queue My back was aching, my knees too The lady next to me Her life story tragic I had to agree Then I realised I'd nothing in for tea My dilemma was plain to see Do I go back Return with a four-prong attack Only one checkout on So I decided to hang on The end was in sight I couldn't believe you Declaring with delight My shopping you couldn't take Because now you're on a break Sprinting to another aisle I beat the tragic lady By a mile Then I let her go ahead I wished her a Merry Christmas And best wishes instead.
And if I did they would only think that I was off my trolley.
When I started this work in 1997, I think people thought I was off my trolley," she said yesterday.
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If I needed any more bad luck, the wheel came off my trolley.
MacDonald, whose side beat Inverness Caley Thistle 4-1 last week to underline their storming progress, said: "People believed I had gone off my trolley when I accepted the post on a voluntary basis for one year.