head case

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Examples of head case in a Sentence

Her brother's a real head case. while serving in the military hospital's psychiatric unit, he got to observe a wide variety of head cases

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One game Kevin Durant is a head case, the next he’s dialed in. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Klay Thompson played hurt — and very, very well in Game 2," 3 June 2018 Here’s a toast to both of them, performing in such relevant games after being written off as hopeless head cases earlier in their careers. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Listen, these Cavs aren’t that bad," 31 May 2018 Grant Goodrich of Cleveland, who heads Case Western Reserve University's Great Lakes Energy Institute, collected $72,192 in the quarter, spent $28,273 and had $48,919 in the bank. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland.com, "Ohio candidates raise big bucks for congressional races," 16 Apr. 2018 Then again, the finale may just add to the mystery, and turn not just a few, but every single character into a head case tortured by strange, traumatic visions and memories. Kristi Turnquist, OregonLive.com, "'Here and Now': HBO's Portland-set drama has been an intriguing disappointment," 12 Apr. 2018 Neither of the Aboutaam brothers has been charged with any wrongdoing related to any of these investigations or to the bull’s head case. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, "How an Ancient Statue Sparked a Global Legal Battle," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of head case

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of head case was in 1965

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head case

noun

English Language Learners Definition of head case

: a person who has mental or emotional problems : a crazy person

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