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(as) mad as a hatter/March hare - definition and synonyms

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phrase often humorous
  1. extremely silly or strange, sometimes because of mental illness
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Although neither phrase was coined by Lewis Carroll, they became more popular as a result of his children’s story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Two of the characters Alice meets are a hatter and a March hare, both of whom behave very strangely.
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