off one's head

off one's head
(off one's head (тж. преим. амер. out of one's head))
1) сошедший с ума, помешанный, безумный, спятивший, рехнувшийся

His eyes were so shifty and bright we thought he was clean off his head. (K. S. Prichard, ‘Winged Seeds’, ch. II) — Глаза так и горят, так и бегают по сторонам - мы уж думали, он совсем спятил.

A hundred times he had heard the old man spoken of as a little off his head... (Sh. Anderson, ‘Winesburg, Ohio’, ‘Loneliness’) — Сто раз доводилось ему слышать о старике, что, мол, у него не все дома...

In the morning when Andrew Masters came to see how he felt, Pledger was half out of his head. (A. Saxton, ‘The Great Midland’, ‘The First War’, ‘1919’) — Утром Эндрю Мастерс, пришедший справиться о здоровье Пледжера, нашел его в бреду.

2) (with smth.) как безумный, обезумевший, вне себя (от чего-л.)

And I told little Mona Fox about the broadcast, and the kid's nearly off her head. (J. B. Priestley, ‘Daylight on Saturday’, ch. 33) — Ну, а насчет участия в радиопередаче я сказал Моне Фокс, и девушка от радости голову потеряла.

They tell me Shawhead's near off his head with anxiety. (A. J. Cronin, ‘Adventures in Two Worlds’, ch. 2) — Мне сказали, что Шохед с ума сходит от беспокойства.

‘How does he hope to get back across such difficult country at night like that?’ Quartermain said. ‘He must be off his head.’ (J. Aldridge, ‘The Last Exile’, ch. XLII) — - И как Амин только решается возвращаться ночью по такому бездорожью, - сказал Куортермейн. - Должно быть, он сошел с ума.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • off one's head — ► off (or out of) one s head informal crazy. Main Entry: ↑head …   English terms dictionary

  • off one's head — phrasal : crazy, distracted * * * off (or out of) one s head informal crazy my old man s going off his head, you know ■ extremely drunk or severely under the influence of drugs …   Useful english dictionary

  • off one's head — {adj. phr.} Crazy; mad. * /We had no doubt that the old man was off his head when we saw him jumping into the lake with his winter coat on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off one's head — {adj. phr.} Crazy; mad. * /We had no doubt that the old man was off his head when we saw him jumping into the lake with his winter coat on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off\ one's\ head — adj. phr. Crazy; mad. We had no doubt that the old man was off his head when we saw him jumping into the lake with his winter coat on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • off one's head — phrasal crazy, distracted …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Off one's head — mad; very excited; delirious …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • off one's head — Australian Slang mad; very excited; delirious …   English dialects glossary

  • off one's head — Phrs. 1. Insane, mad. 2. To be extremely intoxicated by alcohol or drugs …   English slang and colloquialisms

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