doolally


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doolally

(duːˈlælɪ)
adj
slang out of one's mind; crazy. In full: doolally tap
[C19: originally military slang, from Deolali, a town near Mumbai, the location of a military sanatorium + Hindustani tap fever]
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doolally

[ˌduːˈlælɪ] ADJtarumba

doolally

adj (inf)plemplem pred (inf)
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And then Jo Pavey (above) was awarded third place, ahead of the likes of Gareth Bale, apparently for giving birth after 40 and not turning doolally.
WE seem to have gone a bit doolally over penguins in the last few weeks (something to do with an advert .
Soldiers' vocabulary as set out in the Soldier's Diary of 1917 Gravel Crushers: Infantry soldiers Poultice Wallahs: RAMC officers Doolally Tap: When a soldier becomes mentally unbalanced, he is said to have received the "Doolally Tap".
Beautiful Maria went doolally after her man was caught in flagrante with Todd.
19 SAT BOB DOOLALLY THE BLUE LAMP Breakneck Comedy presents Bob Doolally plus special guests.
Emmett tries to improve things with a bit of industrial action but it's hard when your workmates are either opposed or doolally.
My money's on the vermin killer eventually being revealed as a large cartoon tomcat who, having grown sick of his favourite cigars being swapped for brown-painted sticks of TNT, has turned homicidally doolally and declared war on all that squeak.
THIS Government is doolally if it thinks slapping a 45p minimum price on a unit of alcohol is going to stop binge drinking.
Oh, Sahib, oh Doolally Sahib / Sixteen Annas one rupee, seventeen Annas, one buckshec
Carol, 63, admitted she wasn't Engelbert's biggest fan and said: "I liked his songs, but I wasn't doolally over him as some were.
His is just one individual's doolally view of the world, a person you would not ideally want to spot moving in next door.
30pm) IN CASE you hadn't noticed, the BBC has gone Dickens doolally this year.