drive (one) batty

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drive (one) batty

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

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
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But fiery Di Canio admitted Collins (below) can drive him batty and said: "I thought if I don't give him a kick on his bottom, he may be blurry because he's excited about the two goals.
ARSENE WENGER last night admitted his Arsenal side drive him batty as their gung-ho approach to attack and lackadaisical efforts in defence ensure it's never a comfortable 90 minutes.
Traipsing around three feet behind the Queen must drive him batty at times.