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*crazy as a betsy bug

 and *crazy as a peach-orchard boar; *crazy as a loon
Rur. acting as if insane. (*Also: as ~.) Tom: Susan says she's really the Queen of England. Bill: She's crazy as a betsy bug. Jill: David's a little eccentric, isn't he? Jane: Crazy as a loon, I'd say. What's wrong with Jim? He's acting as crazy as a peach-orchard boar.
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

Heavens to Betsy!

Inf. My goodness! (A mild oath.) Heavens to Betsy! What was that noise? Heavens to Betsy! It's good to hear your voice!
See also: Heaven
References in classic literature ?
You see," he said to John, "I am leaving a great deal behind; my mother and Betsy, and you, and a good master and mistress, and then the horses, and my old Merrylegs.
Snatch that light away, Betsy, you old fool -- ain't you got any sense?
When the book was finished and I came to look around to see what had become of the team I had originally started out with-- Aunt Patsy Cooper, Aunt Betsy Hale, and two boys, and Rowena the lightweight heroine--they were nowhere to be seen; they had disappeared from the story some time or other.
Next I searched around and found old Aunt Patsy and Aunt Betsy Hale where they were around, and said, "They went out back one night to visit the sick and fell down the well and got drowned.
We were all now tied; and just as we were to leave for Easton jail, Betsy Freeland, mother of William Freeland, came to the door with her hands full of biscuits, and divided them between Henry and John.
HIGGINS [declaiming gravely] Eliza, Elizabeth, Betsy and Bess, They went to the woods to get a birds nes': PICKERING.
Jones expressed some surprize on this occasion, and declared it must be some mistake; but the maid persisting that she was certain of the name, all the women were desirous of having the bundle immediately opened; which operation was at length performed by little Betsy, with the consent of Mr Jones: and the contents were found to be a domino, a mask, and a masquerade ticket.
Anna did not go out that evening either to the Princess Betsy Tverskaya, who, hearing of her return, had invited her, nor to the theater, where she had a box for that evening.
The noise of Charley's laughter, and the voice of Miss Betsy, who opportunely arrived to throw water over her friend, and perform other feminine offices for the promotion of her recovery, might have kept many people awake under more happy circumstances than those in which Oliver was placed.
Betsy the male cockatiel, who is known to sing "If You're Happy and You Know It," went missing last Thursday after the wind blew him outside when owner Laura Lambert opened the door.
28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Betsy Patton, a Travel Advisor with Direct Travel, formerly Hurley Travel Experts, has been named to the Travel + Leisure A-List for 2015.
and south of Torresdale Avenue, to Aramingo Avenue and ramps constructed as part of the I-95, Delaware Expressway at Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange project.
A source said: "Everyone knows Jake likes Betsy - he's made it clear.
A source said: "Everyone knows Jake really likes Betsy but recently Casey has been charming her.
BETSY Boo, a back-flipping border collie from Warwickshire, is one of the contestants entering a competition to find the UK's most heroic and entertaining dogs at the National Pet Show.