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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The event - held yesterday in Centenary Square - also gave motorists the chance to air their opinions on what drives them mad about motoring today, and what the future holds for drivers in the UK.
About the same number say they could not live without their sat-nav system, although half reckon their satnav drives them mad at least once a month.
Around 30% of the motorists said this drives them mad.
At least a third of those who have splashed out on gadgets admit trying to understand how they work drives them mad.