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midsummer madness

noun
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
1595-1605
1595-1605
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  • “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
  • He was not afflicted with the midsummer madness of his brethren at Peking.

    The Truth about Opium William H. Brereton
  • One foolish incident, a midsummer madness, before he went to Oxford, was all he had to blush for.

    Masques & Phases Robert Ross
  • I think of him as my husband again, now that this midsummer madness is over.

    The Red Redmaynes Eden Phillpotts
  • midsummer madness, perhaps, but a madness I hope that will hold us true friends for many and many a year to come.

  • "This is midsummer madness, Raoul," answered Henri, with good temper.

  • What form of midsummer madness lay ahead of him depended now upon the hairtrigger of impulse.

    Kenny Leona Dalrymple
  • The midsummer madness that had seized Telfer passed and for a time he walked in silence.

    Windy McPherson's Son Sherwood Anderson
  • Heal me of the dread head-sickness Like the midsummer madness Of foaming-mouthed quiota.

    The Fire Bird Gene Stratton-Porter
  • This is midsummer madness,” cried I; “and I for one will be no party to it.

British Dictionary definitions for midsummer madness

midsummer madness

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