Also, like mad; like nobody's business. With exceeding enthusiasm or speed, without restraint. For example, We shopped like crazy and bought all our furniture in one day, or Once he's out of the town limits he drives like mad, or The choir sang the Hallelujah Chorus like nobody's business. The first terms employ crazy and mad in the sense of “lunatic” as a hyperbole for lack of restraint; the third implies that no business could be conducted in such an extraordinary fashion. The first and third date from the 1920s, the second from the mid-1600s.
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You were basically the guy to do every dictator or crazy character, from Gaddafi and Ahmadinejad to Bin Laden.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
"That was crazy," Lynn Jenkins of Kansas muttered to another member as she walked to greet Boehner.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So I just patted him kind-like on the shoulder and sat down.
He came to Phoenix once and we went up to see him, and they got so crazy that I ended up trying to hitchhike home.
Just who is crazy enough to go swimming when the pond across the street has a layer of ice across the top?Diving Into 2015 With Polar Bear Plunge Extremists|James Joiner|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
All Weimar adores him, and people say that women still go perfectly crazy over him.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
May looked along at the dimpled grace, And then at the saint-like, fair old face, “How funny!”
His strong legs and his broad, spade-like feet helped to make him a fine swimmer.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
The wave-like movement of these animals is particularly graceful and cleverly done.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
The wheezy, crazy mechanism of the car went to bits in unexpected places.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke