drive around the bend

drive (one) (a)round the bend

To annoy or frustrate one. A week on vacation with my relatives is enough to drive me around the bend. That loud beeping noise is driving me round the bend!
See also: bend, drive

drive someone around the bend

Fig. to make someone angry or very frustrated. This tax stuff is about to drive me around the bend. Gert will drive us all around the bend with her constant complaining.
See also: around, bend, drive
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The views ahead are wonderful, looking up to the magnificent hills from the valley floor and then to the west as you drive around the bends to the end of the road.