off the rails

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Off the intended path.

Etymology:

  • Suggesting the derailment of a locomotive.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'off the rails':

off the railsIn an abnormal manner, especially in a manner that causes damage or malfunctioning.
off the railsInsane.
off the railsOut of control.
off the railsWhen you've lost it all, When your world and life is upside down!
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