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keep (some kind of) hours

1. Used to describe one's pattern or schedule of being awake and asleep. Because of the huge time difference, Sam has kept really strange hours since coming back from Japan. It's important the kids start keeping regular hours when they are young, as having unpredictable bedtimes and lengths of sleep can seriously impact on their development.
2. Used to describe one's business hours. The local doctor has always kept rather irregular hours. Sometimes it just comes down to luck whether he'll be there at all on any given day.
See also: hour, keep, kind

weird and wonderful

1. adjective Having an unusual or strange appearance or design, but ingenious, attractive, or desirable nonetheless. The festival celebrates the weird and wonderful car designs not seen by many in the mainstream market.
2. noun That which has such a strange likability. I love this shop—they seem to specialize in the weird and wonderful.
See also: and, weird, wonderful

weird out

Sl. to become emotionally disturbed or unnerved; to flip out. The day was just gross. I thought I would weird out at noon. I weirded out at the news of Frankie's death.
See also: out, weird

weirded out

Sl. disturbed or unnerved by drugs or events. I was totally weirded out and couldn't control myself. After the blowup, Fred was really weirded out.
See also: out, weird

weird and wonderful

clever and attractive, but unusual or strange: People were wearing all sorts of weird and wonderful clothes.
See also: and, weird, wonderful

weird out

v. Slang
1. To cause someone to experience an odd, unusual, and sometimes uneasy sensation: I thought we were friends, so that argument really weirded me out. I weirded out that gas station attendant when I asked for the nearest gun store.
2. To experience an odd, unusual, and sometimes uneasy sensation: I weirded out when I noticed their resemblance to each other.
See also: out, weird

weird out

in. to become emotionally disturbed or unnerved; to flip (out). (see also weirded out.) The day was just gross. I thought I would weird out at noon.
See also: out, weird

weirded out

mod. disturbed or unnerved by drugs or events. I was totally weirded out and couldn’t control myself.
See also: out, weird
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Time For Rupert had finished three and a half lengths second to Weird Al in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby last month, but Webber had warned punters before Saturday's race that Haydock would not suit his horse.
And then I start thinking about life and then death, and it all gets too weird for me to cope with and I have to have a hot milk drink and a lie down for a bit.
A SEEMS to me they're not so much weird as merely older than many kids' parents.
Trickier yet, it's the kind of remote, sociopathic, blatantly perverse adult (think eXistenZ, Eyes Wide Shut) that most kids would consider creepy, and even weird adults would prefer to admire from a considerable distance.
So killing your parents before you were born is crazy, whereas slowing down time is just weird.
The parody, entitled "Do I Creep You Out," is from Weird Al's latest best-selling album "Straight Outta Lynwood," and the video features a forlorn stalker (played in classic JibJab style by Weird Al) chasing the woman of his dreams.
HE is happy to be weird, Harry Roque said of the Inquirer news story on weird candidates that included him among the list of offbeat contenders for various elective posts in the May 2016 polls.
Uncle John's Weird Weird World is a compilation of high-octane trivia facts for the easily bored, and promises not a moment of dullness as it explodes such headliners as exploding toilets, a one-eyed shark, space toilets, beauty queens who were arrested, and more.
Weird Al Yankovic has just released the "Mission Statement" music video after releasing "Lame Claim to Fame" as part of his 8 videos in 8 days promise for the promotion of his new parody album "Mandatory Fun.
We've got presidents, prime ministers who are women, it's weird.
Shopping at the farmer's market for local foods, composting, using a hand lawn mower, Heating with a wood stove instead of a furnace, riding bikes and walking instead of driving, drying laundry on the line instead of the dryer, making sun tea, all of these activities seem weird to Sheila.
Little Josh used the intermediate chase on the card as a steppingstone to success in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham a fortnight ago, and now Weird Al, who dead-heated with him 27 days ago, bids to follow suit in the Hennessy Gold Cup.
He's worked on programs about the fringes of society for the BBC and others, but THE CALL OF THE WEIRD goes beyond previous productions, covering the strange folk of society, from an Air Force dropout trying to make a career out of porn to a hip-hop group and one Thor Templer who claims to have killed ten aliens.
When he does, here's hoping it will be within a production that: A) can afford more than a single Weird Sister, B) offers consistently audible cast members and C) doesn't get the audience giggling at cheapie special effects that are supposed to be terrifying.
Mommy's Weirdest: Mom doesn't really know how weird her child can be,/Mom may think her son has a split personality,/Maybe I suffer from SAS or some form of ADD,/Were there times where mom wanted to give up on me?