What does loose cannon mean?


Idiom Meaning:

unpredictable or uncontrollable person


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Blackkklansman (2018)

Time of Scene: ~01:15:30

David Duke: Thanks for getting back to me. Listen, I think we need a new leader. Someone everyone can unite behind. I just don’t think I’m gonna carry the votes. Felix would love to be the one, but I can’t let that happen. He’s a crazy son of a bitch. Goddamn loose cannon. No, we need someone articulate, someone. Someone who displays real leadership qualities. I think it should be you.

Ron Stallworth: I gotta think about this. My father. He’s sick and he lives in El Paso. I don’t know if I can handle both.

David Duke: Sorry to hear that. Think about it. You’re a smart and diligent man. And I’ve got no doubt that you could handle it.


Mystery Men (1999)

Time of Scene: ~01:06:36

Mr. Furious: That could work. I’m a loose cannon. I’m unpredictable. I stormed off. Why can’t I storm back?

Monica: Or you could just say you’re sorry.

Mr. Furious: Do you think there’s a really angry way I can say I’m sorry?



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