drive to the edge

drive (one) to the edge

To cause one to reach a point of desperation. The fact that my dog still barks all the time, even after finishing obedience school, is really driving me to the edge.
See also: drive, edge

drive someone to the edge

 and drive someone to the brink
fig to drive someone almost insane; to drive someone close to doing something desperate. Your trouble with the police has driven me to the brink! The next time you are arrested, I will not get you out of jail.
See also: drive, edge
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The man, described as black, climbed into the van and ordered him to drive to the edge of the station area, where he forced the driver into the back of the vehicle and tied him up.