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Dear Ted:

Is it "to be or go nuts (crazy) ABOUT something/someone," "to be or go nuts (crazy) FOR something/someone" or "to be or go nuts (crazy) OVER something/someone"?

If all three are possible, do they mean the same thing?

If not, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me some examples?

Thank you very much for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Is it "to be or go nuts (crazy) ABOUT something/someone," "to be or go nuts (crazy) FOR something/someone" or "to be or go nuts (crazy) OVER something/someone"?

If all three are possible, do they mean the same thing?

*** This one is easy.  All three are acceptable and they all mean the same thing.

John goes crazy over banana ice cream.

John is nuts about banana ice cream.

John goes crazy for anything that is made from bananas.

Ted

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