American Idioms and Expressions

Mad As A Hatter Idiom

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mad as a hatter
What does mad as a hatter mean?
crazyMy neighbor is mad as a hatter and we never know what she will do next.
mad as a hatter
What does mad as a hatter mean?
crazy My neighbor is as mad as a hatter and we never know what she will do next.


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What does "state of the art" mean?
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What does "able to do (something) standing on one's head" mean?
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What does "had ('d) better" mean?
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What does "Show someone the ropes" mean?
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What does "drop in one's tracks" mean?
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What does "trip up" mean?
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What does "say (something) under one's breath" mean?
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What does "holy Moses" mean?
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