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stir-crazy

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Definition of stir-crazy in English:

adjective

informal , chiefly North American
Psychologically disturbed, especially as a result of being confined or imprisoned: she’d be in danger of going stir-crazy if she had to look at the same four walls any longer
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  • Having sat through a soporific video presentation, gazed at some rather disappointing Hungarian art and contemplated the implications of Freud's psychoanalysis of his own daughter, the pair are slightly stir-crazy.
  • She's probably going stir-crazy - she'll be back here soon.
  • When trouble's brewing at Wandsworth prison, London, staff calm down stir-crazy inmates by serving up drinks with names such as Valerian Plus and Tranquillity.

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