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Do you know these 'mad as' phrases?
Jul 17, 2018
Do you know any of these infamous 'mad as' idiomatic phrases? We often use these colourful turns of phrase to brighten up our language and give more emphasis to what (or usually who) we're talking about. The fascinating thing about these is that while they all begin in the same way with 'mad as', depending on whether we use snakes, galahs or the old meat axe to compare, they all have slightly different meanings and levels of madness associated.
Tell us in the comments section what you think and if you use or have heard of a different 'mad as' phrase!
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