bust a spring

HLR23710

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Here's the context. Some people got drunk and they gathered around and talked nonsense. One of them (Doyle) got frustrated and said: "All of you, shut up or I'm gonna go crazy. Besides, Karl here's liable to bust a spring. He's already off balance." Karl in this sentence is a mentally retarded person.
This phrase comes from the movie Sling Blade.
 
  • ewie

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    I presume your question is, "What does bust a spring mean here?" It probably means fly into a rage, flip one's lid, go crazy, that kind of thing.
     
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