You're nuts

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You're nuts

Post by Archived Topic » Sat Jan 30, 1999 12:00 am

Where did the phrase "your nuts" meaning crazy originate?
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You're nuts

Post by Jonathon Green » Tue Feb 02, 1999 8:00 am

It seems to be a mix of the slang use of 'nut' to mean head, and the colloq. 'nuts for', a source of pleasure or delight to one.
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