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Where did the phrase "your nuts" meaning crazy originate?
Submitted by Dalinda Cantu' (Crane - U.S.A.)
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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.
Signature: Jonathon Green