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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.
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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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We feel lucky to have gotten the chance to work with Spencer Battiest on his Stupid in Love EP," said James Buell, Director of Music and Marketing at Hard Rock International.
About Spencer Battiest Spencer Battiest is an American Indian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor from Hollywood, Fla.
As a musician, from 2007--2010, Battiest performed at the annual Calling Festival (formerly Hyde Park Calling and Hard Rock Calling) among musical artists: Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Sting and The Police, performing compilations of pop/rock music for an audience of more than 100,000 at London's High Park arena.
I'm very excited to join the Hard Rock family and it is an honor to be the first Native American, Seminole Indian to sign with Hard Rock Records," said Spencer Battiest.
In 2007, Battiest opened for Aerosmith, Sting and The Police, performing for an audience of more than 100,000 people at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in London's Hyde Park.
We are honored to sign Spencer Battiest as the newest artist under the Hard Rock Records label and give him the tools he needs to pursue his career in the music industry," said James Buell, Director of Music and Marketing, Hard Rock International.