not right in the head

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not right in the head

Mentally unsound, as in Physically, she's quite healthy for ninety, but we suspect she's not right in the head. This usage was first recorded as right in his wits in 1662.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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