Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

be (mad/crazy) about

be mad aboutbe crazy about
Meaning(s)
1) be very interested in or get excited about sb/sth
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    • mad/crazy about each other/song/movie
  • Analysis
    This phrase is colloquial and used in Irish and UK slang. To be 'mad' or 'crazy about' something can mean to like it intensely or enthusiastically: "Tom is crazy about Jenny. He won't stop talking about her." "My son is mad about aeroplanes. He collects models and books about them." If someone 'gets mad about' something, however, it means that they have become angry or annoyed by something: "My father got mad about his team not winning the game." This is a popular phrase in social English.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. They were a great couple. They were clearly mad about each other.
    2. I'm not really mad about Niall Horan's latest song.
    3. You could tell that they were crazy about each other.
    4. People are going crazy about that new movie that's out.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I'm not really crazy about the suggestions for the social media strategy, does anyone else have a suggestion?
    2. I wish my team were not so crazy about face to face meetings, they take up so much of my day.
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