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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.
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Origin of midsummer madness

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Historical Examples of midsummer madness

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

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, October 27, 1920


British Dictionary definitions for midsummer madness

midsummer madness

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