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    Madcap means silly or harebrained, usually used to describe a business idea or other scheme which has minimal chances of success.

    An escalation of a madcap idea is a kamikaze idea, which owes its superior severity to its potentially suicidal nature.

    The hallmark of a madcap idea is the non-existent time that has been devoted to thinking it through, so the phrase can also be used to describe something very rash.

    Example usage:

    “Your madcap idea to jump into the Bonobo enclosure to wrestle a chimp will get us killed!”.

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