drive (someone) crazy

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drive (someone) crazy

1. To upset, irritate, or annoy someone to the point of distraction. It drives me crazy seeing all these people just staring at their phones all day long. Would you stop shouting, you're driving me crazy!
2. To cause someone to become unhinged, insane, or mentally unstable. All that pressure finally drove Steve crazy in the end. You kids are going to drive me crazy one of these days with all your arguing.
See also: crazy, drive

drive someone crazy

 and drive someone insane; drive someone mad 
1. . Lit. to force someone into a state of insanity or mental instability. The sound of the wind howling drove me crazy. The dog's constant barking drove me insane.
2. Fig. to annoy or irritate someone. This itch is driving me crazy. All these telephone calls are driving me mad.
See also: crazy, drive
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Then, instead of sticking to the tried and tested, we try out new things, we go with the flow, we look forward to the surprises around the corner, we build up enthusiasm for everyday things, like what we are going to have for breakfast (which drives us crazy when we are at home), and we look for positives everywhere.
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There are 200 million Americans that are not on our service, that drives us crazy.
Torture drives us crazy," a recently-released detainee told IOL, wishing not to be named.
One thing that drives us crazy is not being able to find the right wrench.
It drives us crazy,'' the Woodland Hills resident said.
It's okay when it's drowned out by other noises during the day but it drives us crazy at night.
Instead of sitting in the teachers' lounge talking about how terrible Jeff is and how he drives us crazy, we need to realize that Jeff is a child reaching out to us as adults.
Most of it drives us crazy because of the complexity," said Tracey Becken, director of administrative services at Fluent.