be stark raving mad

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be stark raving mad

To be totally crazy. Don't listen to a word he says, he's stark raving mad! You're stark raving mad if you think that plan will work.
See also: mad, raving, stark
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Far more serious is stark, staring mad (which should really be stark staring mad, with no comma, since stark was originally an adverb), psycho, and ready for the laughing academy--the residence for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
IN one of those remote Deep South towns, where every other person seems to be stark staring mad, homicidal or both, twitchy single mother Annie (Cate Blanchett) has startling psychic powers.
Anyone, though, who believes that forcing a band of travellers up the M6 in the general direction of Rugby is the answer to the problem must be stark staring mad.