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A screw loose

Posted by RRC on May 08, 2007

In Reply to: A screw loose posted by Roopali Samant on May 08, 2007

: Read a novel recently and came across a sentence " He purposely left one screw loose". Is "to leave one screw loose" a phrase? Please help.

If you have a screw loose, then you are a little bit crazy. If you leave a screw loose, then you are not very good at using a screwdriver. In other words, "leave a screw loose" is literal an not an idiom.