barking mad


barking mad
.barking 'mad
also bark|ing [ˈba:kıŋ US ˈba:r-] adj [not before noun] BrE
completely crazy or acting very strangely - used humorously

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Barking Mad — is a British television program about problem pets. It was hosted by Mark Evans and Philippa Forrester. It was originally broadcast on BBC1. It is also shown outside the UK on the satellite channel Animal Planet. During the show, the team attempt …   Wikipedia

  • barking mad — UK [ˌbɑː(r)kɪŋ ˈmæd] / US [ˌbɑrkɪŋ ˈmæd] or barking UK [ˈbɑː(r)kɪŋ] / US [ˈbɑrkɪŋ] adjective British informal completely crazy …   English dictionary

  • barking mad — adjective (slang) Crazy, raving mad • • • Main Entry: ↑bark …   Useful english dictionary

  • barking mad — ADJ: v link ADJ (disapproval) If you say that someone is barking mad, you mean that they are insane or are acting very strangely. [BRIT, INFORMAL] The builder looked at me as though I was barking mad. Syn: bonkers …   English dictionary

  • barking mad — bark|ing mad [ ,barkıŋ mæd ] or bark|ing [ barkıŋ ] adjective BRITISH INFORMAL completely crazy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • barking mad — adjective Completely insane …   Wiktionary

  • be barking mad — British & Australian, old fashioned to be crazy. You went swimming in the sea in the middle of winter? You must be barking mad! …   New idioms dictionary

  • mad — W3S2 [mæd] adj comparative madder superlative maddest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(angry)¦ 2¦(crazy)¦ 3¦(uncontrolled)¦ 4 be mad about/for/on somebody/something 5¦(mentally ill)¦ 6 like mad 7 don t go mad …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • barking — mad UK [ˌbɑː(r)kɪŋ ˈmæd] / US [ˌbɑrkɪŋ ˈmæd] or barking UK [ˈbɑː(r)kɪŋ] / US [ˈbɑrkɪŋ] adjective British informal completely crazy …   English dictionary

  • Barking — infobox UK place official name= Barking london borough= Barking Dagenham region= London country= England constituency westminster= Barking post town= BARKING postcode area= IG postcode district= IG11 dial code= 020 os grid reference= TQ440840… …   Wikipedia


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