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head case

Syllabification: head case

Definition of head case in English:

noun

informal
A mentally ill or unstable person.
Example sentences
  • Stop being such an emotional headcase, she mentally scolded herself.
  • I refuse to accept that it can be statistically possible for the Conservative Party in the country to contain a higher percentage of headcases.
  • The producers seem to take the most fragile of headcases from our TV slots and ram them into a house stuffed with other fragile headcases.
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