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 Screwed.Scribe (1 syl.), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Screwed on Right.
 
His head was screwed on right. He was clear-headed and right-thinking.   1
        “His heart was in the right place … and his head was screwed on right, too.”—Boldrewood: Rebbery under Arms, xv.
   Screwed on the wrong way. Crotchety, ungainly, not right.   2
 


 Screwed.Scribe (1 syl.), 

 
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