Definition of there is method in someone's madness in English:

there is method in someone's madness

phrase

  • There is a sensible foundation for what appears to be foolish or strange behaviour.

    ‘whatever he was about, there was method in his madness’
    • ‘Maybe he knows how to cow the ox with whippings and threats; maybe there is method in his madness.’
    • ‘I know I have ranted about this here but I wanted to highlight that there is method in my madness.’
    • ‘Yes, there is method in her madness, a classroom run on an elaborate system of second chances, rewards and discipline.’
    • ‘His tactics appear unconventional at first, but it soon becomes clear that there is method in his madness.’
    • ‘Perhaps there is method in their madness and they want me to continue to compete.’
    • ‘So there is method in my madness, as the saying goes, and I'd appreciate your help in respecting these guidelines.’
    • ‘Granted, such fare may seem heavy for car snacking, but there is method in our madness.’
    • ‘But there is method in his madness, and intelligence behind the comedy.’
    • ‘These aren't just evil thugs, there is method in their madness, despite it seeming repellant to our eyes.’
    • ‘For those of you who might wonder just how I have sorted these into sections there is method in my madness.’