Meaning of have kangaroos in the top paddock in English:

have kangaroos in the top paddock

phrase

informal Australian
  • Be mad or eccentric.

    • ‘If you were invited to a barbie in the arvo by a guy who had kangaroos in his top paddock, in what country would you be enjoying your afternoon barbecue with your crazy host?’
    • ‘Caressa will continue to collect kangaroos even if people think she's got kangaroos in the top paddock!’
    • ‘If we think the citizens and governments of India and China will forego wealth and a higher standard of living for the good of the world, then we have kangaroos in the top paddock.’
    insane, mentally ill, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, not together, crazy, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, psychotic, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare, foaming at the mouth