take leave of senses


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take leave of (one's) senses

To do something strange or outlandish. Have you taken leave of your senses? You can't just give up surgery to move upstate and paint landscapes!
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take leave of one's senses

Fig. to become irrational. (Often verbatim with one's.) What are you doing? Have you taken leave of your senses? What a terrible situation! It's enough to make one take leave of one's senses.
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