drive (someone) mad

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drive (someone) mad

1. To upset, irritate, or annoy someone to the point of distraction. It drives me mad seeing all these people just staring at their phones all day long. Would you stop shouting, you're driving me mad!
2. To cause someone to become unhinged, insane, or mentally unstable. All that pressure finally drove Steve mad in the end. You kids are going to drive me mad one of these days with all your arguing.
See also: drive, mad
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Yes, it might drive you mad if the house is a tip but it'll drive him mad eventually too.
Yes, it might drive you mad if the house is a tip, but it'll drive him mad eventually.
Eventually he breaks away from a life course that threatens to drive him mad, and marries a nursing student Abigail; yet as accustomed as he is to being an introvert, he must brave the difficulties of learning to love and express his feelings for God and his wife.
That's when he draws the rock-moving gig, designed (like a good, absurdist stage gimmick should) to drive him mad.