A wild hurry, as in I was in a mad rush to get to the bank on time to cash my check, or Why the mad rush? We have lots of time before the concert starts. The use of in a rush for “being in a hurry” dates from the second half of the 1800s, and mad, for “frenzied,” serves merely as an intensifier.
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There is the smell here of an indecent rush for scapegoats, even before we know what really caused this crash.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When he has called the police in the past, they have not responded, or responded “mad late.”
In a show about single women, Sex and The City was always in a rush to get to the altar—and with a man there waiting.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He headed west in 1860 for health reasons and to join the gold rush in Colorado.
From righteous fury to faux indignation, everything we got mad about in 2014—and how outrage has taken over our lives.
Thus he continued to rush over the frozen sea during a considerable part of that night.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Then she won, and went half mad with the joy and excitement, but the joy didn't last long.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Mankind, mad with the energy of activity, would be seen to pursue the fleeing phantom of insatiable desire.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Irene's been down to the train to meet you three times and she's sure fighting mad by this time.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
And as he said those words he made a quick rush toward Mr. Meadow Mouse.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey