what possessed him/her/you/them

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used to say that someone did something stupidShe was acting like a fool. I don't know what possessed her.

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“What possessed him/her/you/them.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/what%20possessed%20him%2Fher%2Fyou%2Fthem. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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