drive (one) (a)round the bend

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drive (one) (a)round the bend

To annoy or frustrate one to the point of exasperation. A week on vacation with my relatives is enough to drive me around the bend. That loud beeping noise is driving me round the bend!
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drive someone around the bend

Fig. to make someone angry or very frustrated. This tax stuff is about to drive me around the bend. Gert will drive us all around the bend with her constant complaining.
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drive someone round the bend

If a situation or someone's behaviour drives you round the bend, it makes you extremely bored or angry. Can you make that tea before your fidgeting drives me completely round the bend?
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However, mysterious spirits drive him round the bend, placing the lives of his wife and psychic young son in grave danger.
When Max checks into a psychiatric ward for treatment, it seems her plan to drive him round the bend has worked - until his doctor reveals there isn't anything wrong with him after all.
TELLY hardman Tony Curran is glad his role in Ultimate Force is set to drive him round the bend.
GIANLUCA VIALLI has paid a glowing tribute to FA Cup rival Bobby Robson - for not allowing management to drive him round the bend.