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What's the meaning of "mad as a hatter" idiom? Please give me some examples!

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mad as a hatter - Examples:

1)  Everyone knows about King George the III. He was mad as a hatter.
2)  You are truly bonkers James, mad as a hatter.
3)  I think Lovelock's mad as a hatter, though he may be right on some things.
4)  Griffin comes across as mad as a hatter with his inappropriate smiling and laughing when sensitive subjects are mentioned.
5)  He's over-the-top and as mad as a hatter, but once you're over the shock, he's excellent fun.
6)  She seemed as mad as a hatter but the photos she had on display were exceptionally good.
7)  Gudni is a right head case, mad as a hatter. He should be locked up if he can't restrain himself.
8)  I was fascinated by the trenchant, irascible old gora, possibly mad as a hatter, holed up in Saddar for more than a half century.
9)  Yup Gadaffi was as mad as a hatter but he had an African vision.
10)  To those who have been driven mad as a hatter by often nonsensical NZ court judgments, here is a new one for the books.
11)  This is a sure sign that I'm not as mad as a hatter after all and that I am still normal.
12)  Balotelli is one of the best players in the world -- and mad as a hatter.
13)  If you carelessly keep large assets with your broker you are as mad as a hatter.
14)  Miller may be mad as a hatter, but he has a real following on the right.
15)  She is mad as a hatter to give all her money to charity.
16)  If you believe in the existence of UFOs, then you are mad as a hatter.
17)  Being able to hang a label (mad as a hatter) lets you belittle everything the lady has said in her lifetime
18)  But this time I started mad as a hatter because no one could understand me nor could I understand what was being said.
19)  he looked to his map and never said another word, lookin' as mad as a hatter the whole blessed time.
20)  Running around screaming about the end of the world is a sure way to be labeled mad as a hatter.
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mad as a hatter - Gerund Form:

Being mad as a hatter can be exhibited in many different forms.
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mad as a hatter - Usage:

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Idiom Scenario 2:

Two businessmen are talking about a colleague ...
Businessman 1:  Fred has sure been under a lot of pressure lately.
Businessman 2:  The merger is driving him crazy.
Businessman 1:  I suppose that explains his weird new habits and extremely erratic antics.
Businessman 2:  Well, let's hope he can find a way to deal with the pressure because his mad as a hatter behavior will get him fired.
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Idiom Scenario 1:

A husband and wife are talking ...
Wife:  My Aunt Joan is coming for her yearly visit next week.
Husband:  Oh. Has another year rolled around again?
Wife:  You don't sound very pleased.
Husband:  Well, your aunt is a little crazy.  She exhibits some of the most bizarre behaviors and, quite frankly, she frightens me.
Wife:  Really?  It's as bad as all that?
Husband:  Yes.  Your Aunt Joan is mad as a hatter.

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Idiom Definition:

"to be mad as a hatter"
to be insane, crazy or deranged

Synonyms: ape, barmy, bats in the belfry, batty, berserk, bonkers, cracked, crazed, cuckoo, daft, delirious, demented, deranged, dingy, dippy, erratic, flaky, flipped, flipped out, freaked out, fruity, idiotic, insane, kooky, lunatic, mad, mad as a March hare, maniacal, mental, moonstruck, nuts, nutty, nutty as fruitcake, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, out of one's tree, out to lunch, potty, psycho, round the bend, schizo, screw loose, screwball, screwy, silly, touched, unbalanced, unglued, unhinged, unzipped, wacky

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