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screw loose

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  • He was morally certain that the captain had been going to say “screw loose.”

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Well, thought I, there is some screw loose—and a pretty big one I fancy.

  • He says she has a screw loose, because she wants to go on the stage.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
  • "There's a screw loose somewhere," Rufus said to himself, with a smile.

    A Gamble with Life Silas K. Hocking
  • "There's evidently a screw loose somewhere," he said to himself, with a smile.

    A Gamble with Life Silas K. Hocking
  • Why, Bud, there ain't no screw loose in Christmas, is there?

    Asa Holmes Annie Fellows Johnston
  • There is a screw loose there, I must confess; but it amounts to no great matter.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper

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