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Method To My Madness ( what appears to by crazy action is actually done for a good reason ... )

"Method To My Madness"



"Method" is the careful, systematic way that something intelligent is done. "Madness" is the strange, meaningless action of a crazy person. There is "method to one's madness" when what looks like strange and meaningless action (madness) is actually the result of a carefully reasoned plan (method).

Example: "Give me a moment to explain; there is method to my madness."



[This idiom comes from Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Polonius speaking: "Though this be madness, yet there is method in it."]

Example: "We thought he was crazy to do it that way, but it turned out that there was method to his madness."



(Note: Americans usually say "method to one's madness" while British say "method in one's madness." Both are fine to use.)





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