someone's mind is playing tricks on him/her

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used to say that someone is not thinking clearlyHe was so tired his mind was playing tricks on him.

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“Someone's mind is playing tricks on him/her.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/someone%27s%20mind%20is%20playing%20tricks%20on%20him%2Fher. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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