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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.
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drive somebody inˈsane

make somebody more and more angry or irritated, especially over a long period of time: This job is driving me insane.
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It's totally insane, but it makes her happy," she said.
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