drive crazy

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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

drive you crazy

also drive you nuts
to make you upset Until you get used to a new computer, the software will drive you crazy. Because I am not a patient person, I am quite sure that editing a dictionary would just drive me nuts!
Usage notes: also used in the form drive you mad
See also: crazy, drive
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The political gods don't drive mad those they wish to destroy.