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.
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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!
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Peter Gorbing, is CEO of Dogs for Good, which is Barking Mad's chosen charity for 2018.
I was just typing this, the next line coming up being "it is barking mad to close down the last of the Yorkshire coalfield - on the grounds of it not being economic when we can buy in foreign products cheaper because that leaves us largely dependent on Russian gas and Russia can" It was at that point that an item came up on the Radio 4 news bulletin.
If Cameron thinks he will win an election next year by sending our lads to another "illegal" war then he is barking mad! Is this country going to start taking in Ukrainians, Crimeans and everyone else that does not want to be Russian?
If your cat's crazy or your dog is barking mad, email pets@sundaymail.co.uk Vivian runs the Pet Behaviour Centre in Cambuslang, www.livewithyourdog.co.uk
CBi chief John Cridland said: "Taking action at this moment, which weakens the ability of banks to provide the finance businesses need to grow, is barking mad."
"Anybody who would want to kill a dog for barking at a postman is barking mad. We will be watching the outcome of the campaign to save Woofie very carefully."
If your cat's got flu or your dog is barking mad, our vet has the answers.
SNOOP DOGG is barking mad about being accused of giving black people a bad name.