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Where did the phrase “mad as a March hare” originate?
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This phrase first appeared in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and is now used to describe anyone behaving in an odd or foolish way. Hares tend to be unusually wild in March, during their breeding season, when they leap, box, and chase each other around the countryside during courtship. They appear mad or, in our common usage, crazy.