Completely lost his marbles after the stock market crash.
A marble hearth.
A heart of marble; a brow of marble.
To lose one's marbles.
A marble mantel; marble paper.
A marble heart.
- to take a great risk in the hope of a great gain
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of marble
- Middle English marbre, marble from Old French marbre from Latin marmor from Greek marmaros of unknown origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Anglo-Norman and Old French marbre, from Latin marmor, from Ancient Greek μάρμαρος (marmaros), perhaps related to μαρμάρεος (marmareos, “gleaming"). Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced Old English marma, which had previously been borrowed from Latin.