loose in the attic


loose in the attic
   mentally unstable
   Attic is a slang word for head:
    He's a goddam loony. He's just uh... a little loose in the attic. (Diehl, 1978)
   You may also hear loose in the head, or any of the other slang words for head.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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