But this time I can plainly hear, through the rush of words, the faint rattle of hysteria that bespeaks a screw loose somewhere.
Shelton portrays McCain as unhinged and unreasonable—a ranting bully with “a screw loose.”
“I have always thought Libertarians have a screw loose, anyway,” Dean added.
There was already one screw loose in the machinery: the Crows had lost connection with the Piegans.
He says she has a screw loose, because she wants to go on the stage.
"There's a screw loose somewhere, sir, in Major Milroy's family," said the voice of young Pedgift.
"There's a screw loose somewhere," Rufus said to himself, with a smile.
Joshua Owlet has got a screw loose where his daughter is concerned and it won't advance nothing if you go to him.
Why, Bud, there ain't no screw loose in Christmas, is there?
Had there not been something crooked about Lizzie,—a screw loose, as people say,—she would never have been within his reach.