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It’s Not Football

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Looking for something, I don’t remember what, deep in a drawer I found a marble. Not the full set I once had, just a solitary marble. After a few minutes searching, I realised that I had lost my marbles.

Misplacing these childish playthings has come to have a deeper meaning – to be or become mentally deficient, incompetent, or deranged.

There are several possible sources for this common expression, from the Elgin Marbles taken (rescued or stolen as Britain or Greece puts it) from Athens by Lord Elgin in 1806 to the 1954 film The Caine Mutiny.

Today, watching the performance of no lesser person than the President of the United States, we wonder if he might........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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