One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘if you think I'll agree to this you must be out of your mind!’
mad, insane, deranged, demented, not in one's right mind, non compos mentis, unbalanced, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare, away with the fairies
informal crazy, mental, off one's head, out of one's head, off one's nut, nuts, nutty, off one's rocker, not right in the head, not quite right in the head, round the bend, raving mad, bats, batty, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, loony, bananas, loco, with a screw loose, touched, gaga, off the wall, not all there, out to lunch, not right upstairs
British informal barmy, crackers, barking, barking mad, round the twist, off one's trolley, not the full shilling
North American informal buggy, nutsy, nutso, out of one's tree, meshuga, squirrelly, wacko
Canadian NZ informal bushed
NZ informal porangi
2‘I've been out of my mind with worry’
frantic, beside oneself, berserk, distraught, in a frenzy
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