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Re: Off your trolley

Posted by ESC on May 10, 2002

In Reply to: Off your trolley posted by matthew on May 10, 2002

: Where does the phrase " off your trolley " come from.

OFF YOUR TROLLEY - "adj. British. deranged, unstable, crazy. A variation on the 'off one's block' theme which has been popular in British speech since the 1970s. The original image evoked may be of a child losing control of a cart or scooter, or of a patient falling from a mobile stretcher or frame." From "Dictionary of Contemporary Slang" by Tony Thorne (Pantheon Books, New York, 1990).