lose one's marbles

Definition of lose one's marbles

informal + humorous

  1. :  to become insane When he started ranting about how the government was out to get him, I thought he'd lost his marbles.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  damn

    :  to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place

    :  to suffer deprivation of :  part with especially in an unforeseen or accidental manner

marbleplay marbles
  1. :  limestone that is more or less crystallized by metamorphism, that ranges from granular to compact in texture, that is capable of taking a high polish, and that is used especially in architecture and sculpture

    :  something (as a piece of sculpture) composed of or made from marble

    :  something suggesting marble (as in hardness, coldness, or smoothness)

  1. :  to give a veined or mottled appearance to

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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