midsummer madness

  1. a temporary lapse into foolishness, senseless behavior, folly, etc., especially during the summer: His plan to become a beachcomber is midsummer madness.

Origin of midsummer madness

First recorded in 1595–1605

Words Nearby midsummer madness

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How to use midsummer madness in a sentence

  • But to my thinking this love is but a sort of midsummer madness.

    Lochinvar | S. R. Crockett
  • But, Roger, 'tis but sheer midsummer madness to dream of such a marriage now; truly 'twould be but 'hunger marrying thirst.'

  • “Of course, this is midsummer madness,” said Sir William, as soon as we were gotten out of bearing.

    The Master of Ballantrae | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • What form of midsummer madness lay ahead of him depended now upon the hairtrigger of impulse.

    Kenny | Leona Dalrymple
  • And we were reminded too of the Midsummer-madness that overtook the company in Dear Brutus.

British Dictionary definitions for midsummer madness

midsummer madness

  1. foolish or extravagant behaviour, supposed to occur during the summer

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