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[from mainstream "lost all his/her marbles"]

pl.n. The minimum needed to build your way further up some hierarchy of tools or abstractions. After a bad system crash, you need to determine if the machine has enough marbles to come up on its own, or enough marbles to allow a rebuild from backups, or if you need to rebuild from scratch.

"This compiler doesn't even have enough marbles to compile 'Hello World'."