He Has a Few Screws Loose

My friend Dave has a few screws loose. No, he is not Frankenstein. He doesn’t have screws in his head.

Dave lives in the United States, and it was time for him to fly to Korea. He prepared everything. Clothes, money, and even his favorite video games.

He arrived at the airport and went to the ticket counters. Then the lady in the uniform told him,

“Your passport is expired.”

He had to cancel the flight for that day. He went home, applied for a new passport and had to delay his flight to Korea by 2 to 3 weeks.

Other times, he would go out to play soccer and forgets to bring his soccer cleats.

We say, “Dave has a few screws loose.” It means he is a bit silly, odd, and probably not too bright. There is always one or two pieces missing about him.

Similar expressions:

He’s a bit off

He’s not quite all there

A few cards short of a deck

Not the sharpest tool in the shed

Do you know someone who is like this? Do you know someone who is a bit off?

About Josh

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52000명의 유튜브 구독자가 인정한 유튜버 영어 강사 Josh Tanaka 일본계 미국인인 Josh는 전에 통번역사와 프로젝트매니저를 했던 경험을 바탕으로 여러분이 보다 스마트한 영어를 할 수 있도록 도와 드리고 있습니다.

  • 뉴욕 출신 일본계 미국인.
  • 현재: 비즈니스 & 프레젠테이션 영어 강사, 원어민 발음 코치, 유튜버.
  • 강의: 서울교육대학교, 파고다, 인천도시공사, 미해군, 김미경 영어 스피치 트레이너.
  • 출연: EBSe, JEI 재능, 메가스터디.
  • 영어, 한국어, 일본어.
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3 comments add yours

  1. I had an similar experience with him.
    Actually, I went to the airport 1 day earlier than the day when i had to leave the trip!
    At that time, I was happy because it was 1 day earlier not later!

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