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Phrase. October 17, 2011, Word of the Day
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used to describe some who suffers sort of mental illness. From an urban legend that if you take a person who is 'mad' to NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience) the authorities would reward you with a basket of fruits.

Usage

avaanu basket case, maga.
Added 2011-07-06 by noirish

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

Nabdu

Definition 2 of 3

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someone/ something that needs to be consigned to a waste basket. Could be a country whose economy is shattered or could be a your friend who went mad for love and became useless.

Non pc reference for mental people

Usage

He's gone mad with love da machi.
Leave him da. He is hopeless.
Basket case da.


That country is a basket case da.

Added 2011-10-17 by Someone

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Hopeless

Terms referencing this

Nabdu

Definition 3 of 3

basket case

\basket case\
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Adjective.
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Definition

See the link for an original definition.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basket_Case

Usage

He is a basket case. Trying to find Indian origins for everything. We are good enough as it is.
Added 2011-10-17 by AnanthaP

Root

English

Region

England

Terms referencing this

Nabdu