estar como una cabra

USAGE NOTE
This idiom may be literally translated as "to be like a goat."
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom) (to be completely crazy)
a. to be nuts
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom)
No hagas caso al vecino. Está como una cabra.Pay no attention to the neighbor. He's nuts.
b. to be a nutcase
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom)
Tienes que estar como una cabra para decir una barbaridad así.You have to be a nutcase to say something so outrageous.
c. to be a basket case
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom)
¿Por qué grita de ese modo? - No le hagas caso. Está como una cabra.Why is she screaming like that? - Don't mind her. She's a basket case.
d. to be loony tunes
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Chimo es un tipo simpático, pero está como una cabra.Chimo is a nice guy, but he's loony tunes.
e. to be as mad as a hatter
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
Era triste ver al viejo catedrático que había sido tan brillante y ahora estaba como una cabra.It was sad to see the old professor who once was so brilliant and now was as mad as a hatter.
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