a mad rush

a mad rush

COMMON A mad rush is when people try to go somewhere or do something very quickly, in an uncontrolled way. There was a mad rush to avoid being left behind. The bomb landed in the middle of the dance floor causing panic and a mad rush for the doors.
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He said: "The Bank Holiday was just the start of the new rules and it is pleasing in some ways that we did not have a mad rush as it may mean people are properly researching their options before making these Re important decisions.
RENEE ZELLWEGER (March 25, 2001): Zellweger ignited a mad rush for reconstructed vintage when she introduced a segment acknowledging the previously bestowed scientific and technical Oscars wearing a canary-yellow 1959 Jean Desses gown that took five fittings and 52 hours of restoration to hug her 110-pound frame.
However, there has been no national debate, only a one sided, pre-stacked harangue and a mad rush by the 9/11 Commission and its cohorts in the media, the White House, and the Congress.
When asked about the latest domain craze, Muenyong said: "I feel this is still just the very beginning of a mad rush to claim the Internet's most elite `.
When our talk was over the kids were free to go, and I expected a mad rush at me--autographs for hours.
It's a few hours of a mad rush and then we're done,'' said Macy's sales associate Debbie Taggersell.