Definition of take leave of one's senses in English:

take leave of one's senses


  • (in hyperbolic use) go mad.

    ‘she began to beat her chest as though she had taken leave of her senses’
    • ‘So, from now until Christmas Day, this column will address the delicate subject of how to cook and entertain your way through the festive season without taking leave of your senses.’
    • ‘She truly does take leave of her senses where her Earl is concerned.’
    • ‘Or was it the telecom bosses and their financiers who took leave of their senses?’
    • ‘But five months ago, the Washington Post editors completely took leave of their senses.’
    • ‘He is old and senile, and sometimes takes leave of his senses.’
    become insane, lose one's reason, lose one's mind, take leave of one's senses, go off one's head, go crazy
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