a mad person.
|Run, Chico, Run (1959) 31: Tomas is a screw. He don’t like boom.|
see separate entries.
a psychiatric hospital.
|Choirboys (1976) 207: Mrs. Bloomguard [...] did a naked tap dance in front of the Pomona courthouse and had to be taken to the screw factory to get rethreaded.|
|Ten-Thousand-Dollar Arm 3: There have been enough peculiar left-handers to justify the belief that side-wheelers and loose screws go together.‘Ten-Thousand-Dollar Arm’ in|
|(con. 1910s) Studs Lonigan (1936) 6: Girls had loose screws in their beans.Young Lonigan in|