out to lunch


out to lunch
   American
   mentally unstable
   The imagery is of a short absence from home, whence indicating a mild and perhaps temporary affliction:
    His wife died two years ago and he's been somewhat out to lunch ever since. (Diehl, 1978)

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  • Out to Lunch — may refer to: Out to Lunch!, a 1964 album by Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch (TV program), a 1974 ABC special Out to Lunch (radio show), a radio show in Baltimore, Maryland Out to Lunch (video game), a video game on the Super Nintendo Entertainment… …   Wikipedia

  • out to lunch — {adj.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. Gone for the midday meal. 2. Inattentive; daydreaming; inefficient; stupid. * /Neil Bender is just out to lunch today./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out to lunch — {adj.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. Gone for the midday meal. 2. Inattentive; daydreaming; inefficient; stupid. * /Neil Bender is just out to lunch today./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out to Lunch! — Album par Eric Dolphy Sortie 1964 Enregistrement 25 février 1964 Durée 42:31 Genre Jazz (Avant garde jazz) Producteur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Out to Lunch! — Studio album by Eric Dolphy Released 1964 Recorded February 25, 1964 …   Wikipedia

  • Out to Lunch — Studioalbum von Eric Dolphy Veröffentlichung 1964 Label Blue Note Records …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Out To Lunch — ! Out to Lunch ! Album par Eric Dolphy Sortie 1964 Enregistrement 25 février 1964 Durée 42:31 Genre(s) Jazz Producteur(s) Alfred Lion …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Out To Lunch ! — Out to Lunch ! Album par Eric Dolphy Sortie 1964 Enregistrement 25 février 1964 Durée 42:31 Genre(s) Jazz Producteur(s) Alfred Lion …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Out to lunch ! — Out to Lunch ! Album par Eric Dolphy Sortie 1964 Enregistrement 25 février 1964 Durée 42:31 Genre(s) Jazz Producteur(s) Alfred Lion …   Wikipédia en Français

  • out to lunch — If someone s out to lunch, they are crazy or out of touch …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • out to lunch — ► out to lunch informal unbalanced or stupid. Main Entry: ↑lunch …   English terms dictionary


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