(a)round the bend(redirected from round the bend. round the bend)
(a)round the bend
1. In close proximity to another location. Said especially when traveling by car, often when literally approaching a bend. The store isn't far from here, it's just around the bend.
2. slang Crazy It's freezing today, and you're not going to wear a coat? Have you gone around the bend?
3. slang Intoxicated from drugs or alcohol. Do you remember last night at all? You were really around the bend!
See also: bend
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*(a)round the bend
1. Fig. crazy; having lost sanity. (*Typically: be ~; go ~.) I think this job is sending me around the bend. She sounds like she's round the bend already.
2. intoxicated from alcohol or drugs. (*Typically: be ~; go ~.) One more of those, and you'll be around the bend. From the glassy look in her eyes, I'd say she is completely round the bend now.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
around the bend
1. Around a curve or corner on a road or pathway, as in Peter's house is just around the bend. Also see around the corner, def. 1.
2. Also, round the bend. Crazy, insane, as in Throwing out that perfectly good steak? Have you gone round the bend? [Colloquial; early 1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
round the bendmainly BRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If someone is round the bend, their ideas or behaviour are very strange or foolish. I actually used to look at mountaineers and think they were a little bit round the bend. If anyone told me a few months ago that I'd meet a marvellous person like you, I'd have said they were round the bend.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
round the bend (or twist)crazy; mad. informal
1998 Spectator She combines a fondness for holidays in Switzerland with an amiable husband…who saves her from going completely round the bend.
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(a)round the bend
1. mod. crazy; beyond sanity. I think I’m going around the bend.
2. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. From the look in her eye, I’d say she is completely round the bend now.
round the bendverb
See around the bend
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around the bendSlang
Mentally deranged; crazy.
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