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nuts about

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(Variations: nutty may replace nuts) Very enthusiastic about; devoted to; crazy about: I think I'm nuts about you/ I'd be simply nutty about the quadrangles at Oxford

[1918+; fr British slang nutty, ''piquant, fascinating,'' fr earlier sense ''rich, tasty, desirable, like the kernel of a delicious nut,'' altered in slang to nuts and originally in the phrase nuts upon, found by 1785; the US form nuts about may be based on all this or on the notion crazy about, and probably on both]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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