nobody\ home\ upstairs

nobody\ home\ upstairs
slang
1. Your attention is somewhere else, not on what is being said or done here; you are absent-minded.

The teacher asked him a question three times but he still looked out the window. She gave up, saying, "Nobody home."

2. You are feeble-minded or insane.

He pointed to the woman, tapped his head, and said, "Nobody home."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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