off one's trolley

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [trol-ee]
    • /ɔf, ɒf wʌnz ˈtrɒl i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [trol-ee]
    • /ɔf, ɒf wʌnz ˈtrɒl i/

Definitions of off one's trolley words

  • noun plural off one's trolley trolley car. 1
  • noun plural off one's trolley a pulley or truck traveling on an overhead track and serving to support and move a suspended object. 1
  • noun plural off one's trolley a grooved metallic wheel or pulley carried on the end of a pole (trolley pole) by an electric car or locomotive, and held in contact with an overhead conductor, usually a suspended wire (trolley wire) from which it collects the current for the propulsion of the car or locomotive. 1
  • noun plural off one's trolley any of various devices for collecting current for such a purpose, as a pantograph, or a bowlike structure (bow trolley) sliding along an overhead wire, or a device (underground trolley) for taking current from the underground wire or conductor used by some electric railways. 1
  • noun plural off one's trolley a small truck or car operated on a track, as in a mine or factory. 1
  • noun plural off one's trolley a serving cart, as one used to serve desserts. 1

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Origin of off one's trolley

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
First recorded in 1815-25; orig. dial.; apparently akin to troll1

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off one's trolley popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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