drive up the wall

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drive (one) up the wall

To annoy or frustrate one. 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

Fig. to annoy or irritate someone. Stop whistling that tune. You're driving me up the wall. All his talk about moving to California nearly drove me up the wall.
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