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To be, or to become crazy or stupid - synonyms or related words

spit the dummy

to behave in a childish or unreasonable manner

be/go out of your mind

to be/become crazy or confused

lose the plot

to start behaving in a strange or silly way

take leave of your senses

to start behaving in a way that is not sensible or reasonable

go mad

to become crazy because you are so bored, upset etc

go nuts

informal to behave in a crazy, enthusiastic, or violent way

have a screw loose

to be slightly crazy

be going soft (in the head)

to be becoming silly or slightly crazy

need your head examined

to seem to be crazy or to be doing stupid things

be/go round the bend

to become crazy

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giving birth to a baby in the presence of a large number of close relatives and/or friends

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presbyopia

a condition when a person cannot see clearly objects that are close; long sightedness

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