method in (to) one's madness

method in (to) one's madness
{n. phr.} A plan or organization of ideas hard to perceive at first, but that becomes noticeable after longer and closer examination. * /We thought he was crazy to threaten to resign from the university but, when he was offered a tenured full professorship, we realized that there had been method in his madness./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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