a temporary lapse into foolishness, senseless behavior, folly, etc., especially during the summer: His plan to become a beachcomber is midsummer madness.
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Origin of midsummer madness
First recorded in 1595–1605
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And we were reminded too of the Midsummer-madness that overtook the company in Dear Brutus.
foolish or extravagant behaviour, supposed to occur during the summer
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