not all there

idiom

informal
used to describe a person who is somewhat strange or stupid
Her aunt is very sweet but not all there (mentally).

Examples of not all there in a Sentence

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“Not all there.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20all%20there. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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