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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It lists all the little things which drive us mad - from getting the third degree to buy codeine, to the astronomical cost of dentistry and nonsensical road signs.
It clouds our thought, crushes our happiness, makes us withdraw, and can drive us mad.
And no commentators or pundits will drive us mad by redefining the words and phrases banal, boring and stating the *** obvious.
There is new, exciting music being made, with subtle harmonies and fierce grinding dischords, a music so powerful that it would drive us mad if only our ears were tuned to the sound of it.
Having been slapped with a fine for double parking eight times in four months, Raghav Motilal, a Bank Street resident said: "Earlier it was the traffic that used to drive us mad.
He is the type of character who'll drive us mad if he continues talking about David Emanuel in the third person, but I think that we will enjoy laughing at him and will take him to our hearts as we did with David Gest.
Computers drive us mad when the internet goes down or the programme locks.
I read it once or someone told me: "Whoever it is in charge will drive us mad before we are destroyed.
Now a weekend off because Stoke are in the Cup semi-finals is actually going to drive us mad.
Worst of all, in late afternoon tiny kaboura flies would rise by the billions from their lairs and drive us mad.
How will we cope, the children will be bored to death, they'll drive us mad, it's ruining our lives[ETH]etc, etc, etc[ETH].
Both dogs drive us mad by stealing each other's toys and winding each other up.
Players would always put playing before training, so the frustration of working from Monday to Friday then having no game on a Saturday was starting to drive us mad.
The same genes that drive us mad have made us human' (Faulks 2005).
It would drive us mad, because it's not the sort of music you want to hear when you're six years old.