take leave of (one's) 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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take leave of your senses

go mad.
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take ˌleave of your ˈsenses

(informal, humorous) behave as if you are mad: You want €25 000 for it? Have you taken leave of your senses?I think my aunt has taken leave of her senses. She wants to make a will leaving all her money to a dogs’ home.
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He might disappoint the expectations that I had fixed on him, or he might refuse to help me, or (like my uncle Starkweather) he might think I had taken leave of my senses.
He suddenly stopped in his walk, and looked at me as if he thought I had taken leave of my senses.
People would think I had taken leave of my senses if I did not activate the suspended sentence which I do to the extent of 22 weeks in prison.
SUSAN Never buy bedcovers with sequins As a person who values comfort above everything, I must have taken leave of my senses when I purchased not only a bed set with sequins, but the matching cushions too.
HOBBS AND SONS, BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM, DUDLEY DY1 4SQ VerdICT: HHHHH VerdICT: HHHHH PERHAPS I'd taken leave of my senses by not visiting this shop for more than two years - or had I unwittingly set out to prove that absence makes the heart grow fonder?
R dy e a There is actually a reason for me having a mushroom head and, no, I haven't taken leave of my senses.
It sounds like I've taken leave of my senses, just like they said I had during the early days of the hacking scandal.
I asked my colleagues, today, if anyone knew a Sunni "glass man"; they looked at me as if I had taken leave of my senses.
But not,in case you already think I've taken leave of my senses,in this country.
wait for it, and I've not taken leave of my senses.
I think if I had mentioned the Championship before those nine years people would have thought I had taken leave of my senses.
No, I haven't taken leave of my senses and forgotten about the French.
She runs from 13lb out of the handicap, but don't worry - I haven't taken leave of my senses.
There will probably be many people who will think I have taken leave of my senses in not sending you to prison, but I think there are better ways of dealing with you," he said.