go mad

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go mad (third-person singular simple present goes mad, present participle going mad, simple past went mad, past participle gone mad)

  1. (intransitive) To become insane.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic, followed by "and" and a second verb) Used to indicate that the second verb represents an action that is out of character.
    Let's go mad and have a bottle of wine with our lunch.
  3. (intransitive, idiomatic, usually as a past participle and preceded by a noun) To reach an excessive or ridiculous level.
    Why should we ban smoking on college grounds? Surely that's political correctness gone mad?

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