head case


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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
Recent Examples on the Web My question is, with what AB did to the Raiders, Why would Gruden/Mayock want to take another head case like Jalen Ramsey? Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Raiders mailbag: Back to bashing Derek Carr — it’s way too early for that," 20 Sep. 2019 Brown is the foremost head case and headache in the NFL. BostonGlobe.com, "FOXBOROUGH — If there’s an Antonio Brown user’s guide, the Pittsburgh Steelers were in no mood to share it with the Patriots. Mentions of their former teammate-turned-Raiders escapee-turned-Patriots principle-torching mercenary were met with tight-lipped dismissiveness and taciturn resentment.," 10 Sep. 2019 Whiteside has a reputation of being a bit of a head case, and also, in need of motivation. oregonlive.com, "Canzano: Taking Hassan Whiteside hostage is exactly what the Trail Blazers needed," 1 July 2019 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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“Head case.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20case. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of head case

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

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