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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I am learning it's not the poop but making judgments about it that drives us mad.
And in third place was teeth grinding with half of us (50%) saying it drives us mad.
His mum Margaret said: 'He sometimes drives us mad with all his football and commentating, but it's obviously all been worth it.
And he drives us mad with jealousy because he never stops eating and yet remains as skinny as a supermodel.
Everything in it is much more in tune with the topic that drives us mad, namely, the weather
Oh, it drives us mad but it does get everyone in a jolly mood.
IT drives us mad and now the baffling language used by councils is being banned.
Q Our 18-month-old male budgie is a great talker but drives us mad with loud whistling and screeching.
It drives us mad, because sometimes we become too comfortable.
So if constantly looking forward drives us mad, and looking back achieves nothing, where does that leave us?
Touring drives us mad," admits Olly Knights, one half of the band along with life-long friend Gale Paridjanian.
Set against this, however, McDormand drives us mad with an infuriatingly annoying German "egg-sent".