Expression: behaves in a crazy manner

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #48 [color=blue]“Food Idioms”, question 2

Everyone knows that our math teacher is out to lunch.

(a) behaves in a crazy manner
(b) went to have lunch early
© is not here because he’s having lunch

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #48 [color=blue]“Food Idioms”, answer 2

Everyone knows that our math teacher behaves in a crazy manner.

Correct answer: (a) behaves in a crazy manner

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
Everyone knows that our math teacher is not here because he’s having lunch.
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it is really a new expression to me, thanks a lot

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Thanks for letting us know.

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I thinck that the correct answer is “c”.Do me a favour and explane me why is the correct answer “a”

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I go with letter ‘c’, but since you are far better than me…kindly explain it to me…why the correct answer is ‘a’?

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“To be out to lunch” is an idiom. It means ‘to behave in a crazy manner’.

interesting! I also thought that the answer was the letter C but wow it ended it up being the letter A! Did not know that the idiom, “to be out to lunch” means to behave in a crazy manner! So why is it that people at work say they are out to lunch? Are they behaving in a crazy manner when they say that? LOL

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One option to avoid ambiguity would be to say ‘I’m going to have lunch’ or ‘I’m going out for lunch’.

By the way here are some interesting lyrics by The Bloodhound Gang:

…And does she want to give me kicks, and be my steady chick
And give me pick of memories
Or maybe rather gather tales of all the fails and tribulations
No one ever sees
When we met I was sure out to lunch
Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch

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