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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Striker Dave Kitson said: "It's become a witch-hunt with him, so if Hunty's on the losing team it's always him, just because it drives him mad.