Is off one's trolley In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "is off one's trolley", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Min Minh calendar 2021-02-18 03:02

Meaning of Is off one's trolley


silly as a goose , silly as a wheel

Is off one's trolley British informal slang

If you're off your trolley, your ideas or behaviour are crazy or insane.

There's no doubt that the man was off his trolley when he had jumped into the lake in the winter

You must be off your trolley if you think I have a lot of money to lend you.

Other phrases about:

not the full shilling

Stupid or crazy

off your trolley
Insane or foolish.
flip (one's) wig

Suddenly become crazy or very angry or lose control

(stark) raving mad/bonkers

Totally insane; overflowing with emotion, especially rage or enthusiasm

drive (one) round the twist

To make someone else become angry and mad, usually by repetitive annoying behaviors

Grammar and Usage of Is off one's trolley

Verb Forms

Origin of Is off one's trolley

rocker where the olders who have not much cognitive abilities sit
Rockers is where the elders who have not much cognitive ability sit.(Image source: Internet)

The terms off one’s rocker and off one’s trolley came into use in the 1890s and are both most probably related to the operation of a trolley. Trolleys operate by running along overhead electric cables that attach to a metal arm on top of the cab. In the early days of mass transportation, these arms would often lurch off the electric cable. Once disconnected from the electric cable, a trolley has no source of power. Many believe that off one’s rocker is somehow related to when your nerve has problems, they will misbehave 


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