be barking mad

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be barking mad

To be crazy or insane. Although its origin is unknown, the phrase may refer to rabid dogs. It's freezing today, and you're not going to wear a coat? Are you barking mad? You're barking mad if you think that plan will work.
See also: bark, mad
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be barking ˈmad

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be ˈbarking

(British English, informal) completely crazy: You’re playing tennis in this weather? You’re barking mad!
See also: bark, mad
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"I would just like to know if anybody else saw them as my husband thinks I am barking mad!
Charles Dance gives a long hard stare and says with relish 'I am barking mad, mad as a meat axe, deeply unpleasant .