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drive (one) insane

To cause one to feel increasingly annoyed or frustrated. Oh, the kids were driving me insane, that's why I made them go outside and play!
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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.
See also: crazy, drive

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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All of your Asians who drive insanely and cannot even read Arabic or English traffic signs but yet possess a licence.
A good-looking, cheekily happy fun-loving bunch with a sprinkling of punky pop anthems that are insanely hummable.
Wistful, whimsical and full of insanely whistleable tunes, it sounded like The Kinks wrestling with The Monkees.
Best are handclappy Give A Little Love, which proves insanely addictive, and the summer sunshine chorus of 5 Years Time, which recalls Jonathan Richman at his best.
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Or is it gonna take one more insanely zinging performance against the weakest of the top seeds, the Memphis Caliparis, to wake up those Wooden echoes?
This time it includes Pascal Rioult's Bolero, Charles Moulton's 48-person ball-passing (a flashback from the 1980s), and Yoshiko Chuma's School of Hard Knocks; and groups making their NYC debut that are touted to be insanely good: Tania Perez-Salas (left) and Aditi Mangaldas.
I reviewed the BBQ LP a while back, insanely good one-man band stuff from a former member of the Spaceshits and Los Sexareenos.
Anyone who tells you diving is cheap is either insanely rich or just insane.
3) "Basically, I do things as insanely as everyone else.
So maybe that's why we've been having a wee dig because deep down we are all insanely jealous of the incredible talent Maradona once possessed.