(a) method in/to one's madness

idiom

Definition of (a) method in/to one's madness

: good reasons for one's actions even though they may seem foolish or strange
  • Though his staff is often confused by the way he runs the office, I've found that there's (a) method in/to his madness.

Word by Word Definitions

method play
  1. : a procedure or process for attaining an object: such as

  2. : a systematic procedure, technique, or mode of inquiry employed by or proper to a particular discipline or art

  3. : a systematic plan followed in presenting material for instruction

madness play
  1. : the quality or state of being mad: such as

  2. : a state of severe mental illness

  3. : behavior or thinking that is very foolish or dangerous : extreme folly


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