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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Henrietta heard this remark; she smiled, and without turning her head towards him, but giving only to the tone of her voice that inflection of gentle reproach, and languid impertinence, which women and princesses so well know how to assume, she murmured, "I have already hinted, my lord, that you must have taken leave of your senses.