nut loose on keyboard


A humerous diagnosis of a reported problem with a computer, that, like PEBCAK, while phrased in terms of keyboard hardware, actually blames the user.

A "nut" or "nutcase" is English slang for a mad person and "to let someone loose on something" means to give them uncontrolled access, with the suggestion that they may not be ready. The expression is a play on the word "nut", as in nut and bolt, which might be found in a keyboard and, if loose, might cause problems.

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Last updated: 2023-03-26

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