drive (someone) mad

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drive (someone) mad

1. To upset, irritate, or annoy someone to the point of distraction. It drives me mad seeing all these people just staring at their phones all day long. Would you stop shouting, you're driving me mad!
2. To cause someone to become unhinged, insane, or mentally unstable. All that pressure finally drove Steve mad in the end. You kids are going to drive me mad one of these days with all your arguing.
See also: drive, mad
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KARIM BENZEMA has warned Ashley Cole and the rest of England's defenders that Hatem Ben Arfa will drive them mad next Monday.
More than half (51%) want to live with somebody who is intelligent and tidy, as they confess that their actual flatmates drive them mad because they eat each other's food and are unbearably messy.
But the game will drive them mad unless they empty themselves of themselves.