out of your mind

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - out of your mind

"out of your mind"

to become irrational due to emotional distress


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - out of your mind

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Just tell the customer that you made a mistake.

Colleague 2:  Are you out of your mind? I'll lose the account.

Colleague 1:  I am completely rational. I believe that if you explain the situation that you will not only keep your customer but make the relationship stronger through trust.

Colleague 2:  You are crazy!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - out of your mind

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you heard anything yet? It has been over twelve hours since you reported your son missing.

Friend 2:  Nothing. No word.

Friend 1:  You must be going out of your mind with worry.

Friend 2:  I feel like I will collapse into a quivering ball any minute now.

out of your mind - Usage:


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out of your mind - Gerund Form:

Going out of your mind with worry when your child is missing is completely natural.

out of your mind - Examples:

1)  People who saw me hobbling backwards must have thought I was out of my mind.

2)  Asked if I needed help with anything as I was obviously out of my mind to have walked into the middle of the road without watching.

3)  ... is completely out of his mind or you may think he's one of the most influential voices of our generation.

4)  The jury rejected Rickard's account of being out of his mind when he drove around a "Road Closed" sign, closed his eyes, ...

5)  History suggested that Harmon was out of his mind. No team had ever won a Super Bowl after trailing by more than 10 ...

6)  Judge, this man was just completely out of his mind -- that's why it's a second-degree murder and not a first. 

7)  ... do such a thing? At my age? You must be out of your mind.

8)  The mutual fund friend said something like you are out of your mind and could easily lose your entire $35k investment.

9)  You're not going out of your mind. You're slowly and systematically being driven out of your mind.

10)  No! You must be out of your mind to make that statement.

11)  ... is out of her mind with worry and thinks Cameron is back to get them.

12)  Making it impossible to argue that a man out of his mind with anger, enraged enough to kill would take the time to ...

13)  With this complete absence of civilisation, is Nick going out of his mind with loneliness?

14)  The dad was pretty much out of his mind with distress, officers couldn't even talk to him.

15)  The dog lover said she was going out of her mind with panic and feared Norma Jean was lost forever.

16)  Marie is out of her mind with worry over the danger that threatens her doll.

17)  And the mother-of-five is out of her mind with worry as she hopes against hope that her son will walk through the door ...

18)  She was out of her mind with fear and pain and under the influence of nerves and chemicals beyond her control.

19)  I was half out of my mind with grief and worry and distress, ...

20)  ... the sense of isolation was devastating and I became half out of my mind with pain and exhaustion.