Crazy Like a Fox
Tom
Does anyone know where the term "Crazy Like a Fox" comes from?
Frank Pierce
I can't find a reference to its first appearance, but it's another way of saying "There's a method in his madness" The fox may be hyperactive and peripetetic but don't take him for anything except smart. (They are.) Don't take this very eccentric man as being a little off in the head. He knows very well what he's doing. He's crazy like a fox.
Lewis Joplin II
CRAZY LIKE (OR AS) A FOX - "...seemingly foolish but in fact extremely cunning." From "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A-G" by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994.
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