make (one) mad

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make (one) mad

1. To make one very angry, irritated, or vexed. OK, it was funny at first, but now your jokes are just making me mad! I know it made her mad to see the company she'd spent her life building be dismantled the incompetent new CEO.
2. To cause one to become unhinged, insane, or mentally unstable. Trying to deal with the complaints and requests of so many different people and departments is enough to make a person mad! They prescribed me medication to deal with the anxiety, but I felt like it made me a bit mad.
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make someone mad

(at someone or something) Go to mad (at someone or something).
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No doubt scholar Boris Johnson is also reflecting on that old Latin rendering, "quos deus vult perdere prius dementat" (whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad), and truly wondering if it was all a terrible nightmare in which a village idiot concocted the Tory manifesto.
No doubt scholar Boris Johnson is also reflecting on that old Latin rendering, quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat (whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad), and truly wondering if it was all a terrible nightmare in which a village idiot concocted the Tory manifesto.
But most critics suggested that while Itzkoff did a fine job as a journalist, his relatively thin analysis of Network and its legacy makes Mad as Hell something short of a great work of criticism.
But then part of what makes Mad Men unique is that what its characters don't say is often more revealing than what they do.
So, in honor of their reunion, we got some white wine, locked ourselves in the mausoleum's office and discussed what makes Mad Decent such a perfect family.
Curator Alexandra Wells says that part of what makes MAD AIR so special is the unique interplay between dancers and actors that happens in an actor's home base.
According to the Greek tragic dramatist, Euripides, "those whom God would destroy, He first makes mad." Robert Mugabe is hoping for divine intervention of another kind; his biggest prayer is that "God gives me more life - to see me through the land issue."
And I'm not someone who makes mad, iconoclastic, anarchistic choices for some weird personal reason, either.
"There were some chains that told me it was too disgusting," says Lori Bassett, vice president of sales and marketing at Sherman's, which also makes Mad Dawg foaming bubble gum.
I have tended to think of "For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil" as the greatest truth ever uttered, with "Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad" a close runner-up.
But then, part of what makes Mad Men unique is that what its characters don't say is often more revealing than what they do.
Quos Deus vult perdere prius dement at (whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad).
Perhaps Carolyn should remind Charlotte of probably the second greatest truth ever uttered: "Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad...