off (one's) rocker

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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!
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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.
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off one's rocker

Also, off one's nut or trolley . See off one's head.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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off one’s rocker

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

Slang
Out of one's mind; crazy.
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OFF THEIR ROCKERS ITV 9.30pm A special episode of the show where OAPs play pranks on the British public.
? THE Harry Styles/older women running gag on ITV's charming Off Their Rockers. ?
OFF THEIR ROCKERS ITV, 7.30pm Tonight, the senior citizens begin their latest nine-part run by surprising more members of the public, as Seb tries to offload some cheap suits, Mo blazes a trail on his mobility scooter and Sonia tries to get some help with a crossword clue.
Off Their Rockers ITV, 7.30pm This series may revolve around ladies and gentlemen of a certain age - however, the fact it's back for a third prime-time series suggests that the format is still in the first flush of youth, even if its cast members aren't.
Yes, Off Their Rockers is back and the pensioner pranksters are being naughtier and funnier than ever.
I refer, of course, to Off Their Rockers. Yes, it may be a bunch of OAPs farting around and being childish.
NEW Off Their Rockers ITV, 7.30pm Or Pensioners Do The Funniest Things.
SINCE Harry Hill's TV Burp ended I haven't often laughed out loud at the telly, however, that all changed on Sunday night as I watched Off Their Rockers. If you missed it, it's a hidden camera show featuring "old people" playing pranks on an unsuspecting public.
The fresh-faced actress is spry for her age, starring in the TV Land series, "Hot in Cleveland," and also hosts the practical joke reality show, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers."
Examples include a couple skinny-dipping on ABC's reality show "The Bachelor," Howie Mandel jokingly appearing nude in his dressing room at NBC's "America's Got Talent" and a naked man jumping out of a car trunk in the candid camera show "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" on NBC.
But I reckon big, ugly centre-halve are also off their rockers. Take Ayr stopper Mark Campbell against Inverness Caley last week.
Section 4 has these guidebooks relating to special topics in service learning: Service Learning and Character Education; Hooking Out-of-School Youth through Service Learning; off Their Rockers into Service; and Students Serving Students.
Those who question it are not totally off their rockers, nor do they threaten everything we hold near and dear.
OFF THEIR ROCKERS (ITV, tonight, 7.30pm) THE silver-haired jokers are back to cause more comedy mayhem among the unsuspecting public.