mad as a box of frogs

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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) drunk

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b) insane

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mad as a box of frogs’ means completely insane, crazy. It typically refers to someone in the public eye.

French translation

avoir un petit vélo dans la tête, avoir une araignée au plafond, être marteau, perché, ouf, givré and loads more :)

How NOT to translate : *aussi fou qu’une boîte de grenouilles

Examples in the press

“Mad as a box of frogs” – Will former Mercedes engine guru Andy Cowell join Red Bull ?

“Mad as a box of frogs” – Will former Mercedes engine guru Andy Cowell join Red Bull Powertrains ?

Andy Cowell is one of the key figures of Mercedes’ unprecedented dominance in Formula 1. Hence, it came as a shock to many when he decided to quit the project before the start of last season. His friends and family termed him as “mad as a box of frogs”. Quite a description, that.’

The Sports Rush, 20 March 2021


‘Mad as a box of FROGS !’ Britons’ fury at Clive Lewis’s demand for Royal Family referendum

BRITONS have erupted with rage at Labour leadership hopeful Clive Lewis’s demand that the UK should hold another referendum - but this time on whether the Monarchy should be scrapped.

Mr Lewis, in the running to replace Jeremy Corbyn, made the suggestion in the wake of the royal crisis surrounding not only Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s shock decision to quit as senior royals, but also the scandal surrounding Prince Andrew. Mr Lewis said : “I completely respect the right of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to do what they have done. It is a matter for them. It is extremely unfortunate and a sign of the media we have that they feel they have to do this. “I know it is not the only reason.

Express, 11 Jan. 2020


Everyday usage

I don’t know what that weird dude’s blathering about. I think he’s mad as a box of frogs

c) happy

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