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Not Playing With a Full Deck


The phrase ‘not playing with a full deck’ is a phrase which suggests that somebody ‘is missing a screw’ or ‘not all there’ and so on.

Example of use: “I saw a lady running naked down the street, clearly she’s not playing with a full deck.” 

Interesting fact

This is a fairly recent phrase that emerged in the United States during the 1980s.