around the bend

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(a)round the bend definition

  1. mod.
    crazy; beyond sanity. : I think I'm going around the bend.
  2. mod.
    alcohol or drug intoxicated. : From the look in her eye, I'd say she is completely round the bend now.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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around the bend

  1. Around a curve or corner on a road or pathway, as in Peter's house is just around the bend. Also see around the corner, def. 1.

  2. Also, round the bend. Crazy, insane, as in Throwing out that perfectly good steak? Have you gone round the bend? [Colloquial; early 1900s]

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