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Screwed on Right

His head was screwed on right. He was clear-headed and right-thinking.

“His heart was in the right place ... and his head was screwed on right, too.” —Boldrewood: Robbery under Arms, xv.

Screwed on the wrong way.
Crotchety, ungainly, not right.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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