have (a) method to (one's) madness

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have (a) method to (one's) madness

To have a specific, rational purpose in what one is doing or planning, even though it may seem crazy or absurd to another person. I know you don't understand my motivation for this decision, but after the dust settles, you'll see that I have a method to my madness. You may have method to your madness, but these radical changes to the business could still prove catastrophic.
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A grand arch, cut in the upper wall at one end, surmounted an oaken orchestra, with an open room behind it, where hothouse plants and stalls for refreshments were disposed; an agreeable resort for gentlemen disposed to loiter, and yet to exchange the occasional crush down below for a more commodious point of view.
Mrs Wititterly is of a very excitable nature; very delicate, very fragile; a hothouse plant, an exotic.
Craig, with the wonderful hothouse plant in his button-hole, was staring at her, she knew.
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