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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Yes, it might drive you mad if the house is a tip but it'll drive him mad eventually too.
Yes, it might drive you mad if the house is a tip, but it'll drive him mad eventually.
Even if he does drive you mad, the alternative looks too exhausting for words.
Sometimes, it's the little things that drive you mad.
He does drive you mad at times, like trying to pull the ball out of the sky off his thigh in the goalmouth when he should have just cleared his lines.
Too many stripes can finally drive you mad," Michel Pastoureau, the chief historian of this elemental pattern, has observed.
The only station that doesn't drive you mad in prison is Radio 4.
If you knew what was on my mind, it would drive you mad.
THE latest price hike from British Gas is enough to drive you mad, but try phoning them and they will keep you hanging on for between 10 and 20 minutes before answering your call.
Fiona McIntosh is straight-talking, pulls no punches and gets to the heart of the issues which drive you mad.
TRYING to get online can drive you mad - but some people just go over the top.
The Lonely Planet Guide to Wales, which is out today, says trying to nip around tourist attractions will drive you mad as there are hardly any fast roads.
However, just like Rome, this site isn't built in a day and, during busy Net times, will drive you mad waiting for downloads.
Her mum Yvonne added: "I generally don't mind their toys, but Furbys can drive you mad.