not all there

not all there
(of a person) not fully alert and functioning

he's not all there. Give him a couple of days to readjust

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not all there
informal
— used to describe a person who is somewhat strange or stupid

Her aunt is very sweet but not all there (mentally).

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not all ˈthere idiom
(informal) not very intelligent, especially because of mental illness
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