As mad as a March Hare
March March (m[aum]rch), n. [L. Martius mensis Mars'month fr. Martius belonging to Mars, the god of war: cf. F. mars. Cf. {Martial}.] The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days. [1913 Webster]

The stormy March is come at last, With wind, and cloud, and changing skies. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

{As mad as a March Hare}, an old English Saying derived from the fact that March is the rutting time of hares, when they are excitable and violent. --Wright. [1913 Webster]


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  • as mad as a March hare — Meaning Completely mad. Origin Hares behave excitedly in March, which is their rutting season. The March Hare ... as this is May, it won t be raving mad at least not so mad as it was in March Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • as mad as a March hare — totally crazy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mad as a March hare — See: MAD AS A HATTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • mad as a March hare — See: MAD AS A HATTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • (as) mad as a hatter March hare — (as) mad as a ˈhatter/a March ˈhare idiom (informal) (of a person) mentally ill; very silly From the Mad Hatter, a character in Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland. Because of the chemicals used in hat making, workers often suffered… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (as) mad as a a March hare — (as) mad as a ˈhatter/a March ˈhare idiom (informal) (of a person) mentally ill; very silly From the Mad Hatter, a character in Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland. Because of the chemicals used in hat making, workers often suffered… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mad as a march hare — Someone who is excitable and unpredictable is as mad as a March hare …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • mad\ as\ a\ March\ hare — • mad as a hatter • mad as a March hare adj. phr. Not able to think right; crazy. Anyone who thinks the moon is made of green cheese is mad as a hatter …   Словарь американских идиом

  • mad as a March hare — (as) mad as a March hare (of a person) completely mad or irrational; crazy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mad as a March hare — To be as mad as a March hare is an English idiomatic phrase derived from the observed antics, said to occur (incorrectly) cite web | url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/sharedearth 20070209.shtml | title = Dylan Winter – Irish Hare |… …   Wikipedia

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