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drive (one) batty

To annoy or frustrate one. A week on vacation with my relatives is enough to drive me batty. That loud beeping noise is driving me batty!
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drive someone batty

 and drive someone bonkers; drive someone nuts
Fig. to annoy or irritate someone. You are certainly annoying! You're going to drive me batty. This cold is driving me bonkers. These tax forms are driving me nuts.
See also: batty, drive


1. and batty mod. crazy. You are driving me batty! You are bats if you think I would ever wear a haircut like that.
2. and batty mod. alcohol intoxicated; confused and drunk. The guy was bats—stewed to his ears. He was a bit batty, but he’d been drinking since noon, so no one was surprised.
3. and the bats n. the delirium tremens. (Always with the.) My buddy is shaking because of a slight case of the bats.


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3 million over four years in direct grants and private financing to its Shane Battier Franchise Scholarship initiative, as part of its continuing pledge to diversity, business development and community outreach across the United States.
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James 10-17 4-6 28, Lewis 1-4 0-0 2, Bosh 5-11 2-2 12, Chalmers 2-6 0-0 4, Wade 3-13 4-8 10, Allen 3-6 0-0 8, Andersen 1-4 3-4 5, Battier 0-1 0-0 0, Cole 2-2 0-0 4, Douglas 0-1 0-0 0, Haslem 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 4-4 0-0 11, Oden 0-0 0-0 0.
With their off-season experiments of Greg Oden and Michael Beasley gone awry, the departure of ever-reliable Mike Miller, and the claiming of Father Time of Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem, the four-time MVP recipient must dig deep to claim a third straight title.
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James 9-14 2-3 22, Lewis 5-7 0-0 14, Bosh 4-4 0-0 9, Chalmers 0-5 2-2 2, Wade 8-12 6-8 22, Andersen 0-1 3-4 3, Allen 3-8 3-3 11, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Cole 3-9 1-2 8, Douglas 0-1 1-2 1, Battier 0-0 0-0 0, Haslem 0-1 0-0 0, Oden 0-0 0-0 0.
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