drive someone up the wall

drive (one) up the wall

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

INFORMAL
If something or someone drives you up the wall, they annoy you very much. The noise is driving me up the wall. He's so uncooperative he's beginning to drive me up the wall.
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drive someone up the wall

make someone very irritated or angry. informal
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drive someone up the wall

tv. to frustrate someone; to drive someone to distraction. These days of waiting drive me up the wall.
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