drive to distraction

drive someone to distraction

Fig. to confuse or perplex someone. Can't you see you're driving her to distraction? The problems I am having with my boss are driving me to distraction.
See also: distraction, drive

drive you to distraction

to cause you to be unable to think or work That constant buzzing noise is driving me to distraction.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form do something to distraction (to be unable to think of anything else): It is obvious that he loves her to distraction.
Related vocabulary: drive you up the wall
See also: distraction, drive

drive somebody to distraction

to make someone very angry or very bored Looking after six children every day is enough to drive you to distraction. There's a constant buzzing noise and it's driving me to distraction.
See also: distraction, drive