- screw up one's courage,
- screw you,
- screwed up,
Origin of screwball
Examples from the Web for screwball
We never tell him, 'Great screwball,' though, because then his elbow would hurt.
His Girl Friday (1940) A must for anyone interested in journalism (or screwball comedies).Most Overlooked Romance Films for Valentine’s Day Weekend: ‘True Romance,’ ‘His Girl Friday,’ More|Marlow Stern|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The quirky tenor of his voice, combined with his observant, mocking tone, gelled perfectly with the screwball proceedings.Why ‘Arrested Development’s’ Fourth Season Is a Bust: Contracts and More|Marlow Stern|May 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton—A nightmare all right: lurid, screwball, and grotesque.
Much of the material is, at least superficially, the stuff of screwball comedy.
"This is what I got out of checking all the screwball factories I could reach personal and by mail," Clocker said.At the Post|Horace Leonard Gold
Whatever came up—a screwball flying saucer or a berserk psycho waving a gun.Twelve Times Zero|Howard Carleton Browne
"eccentric person," 1933, U.S. slang, earlier as a type of erratic baseball pitch (1928), from a still earlier name for a type of delivery in cricket (1866), from screw (n.) + ball (n.1). Screwball comedy is attested from 1938, in reference to Carole Lombard.