drive crazy

drive (someone) crazy

1. To upset, irritate, or annoy someone to the point of distraction. It drives me crazy seeing all these people just staring at their phones all day long. Would you stop shouting, you're driving me crazy!
2. To cause someone to become unhinged, insane, or mentally unstable. All that pressure finally drove Steve crazy in the end. You kids are going to drive me crazy one of these days with all your arguing.
See also: crazy, drive

drive someone crazy

 and drive someone insane; drive someone mad 
1. . Lit. to force someone into a state of insanity or mental instability. The sound of the wind howling drove me crazy. The dog's constant barking drove me insane.
2. Fig. to annoy or irritate someone. This itch is driving me crazy. All these telephone calls are driving me mad.
See also: crazy, drive
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