drive (one) (a)round the bend

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drive (one) (a)round the bend

To annoy or frustrate one to the point of exasperation. 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

drive someone round the bend

If a situation or someone's behaviour drives you round the bend, it makes you extremely bored or angry. Can you make that tea before your fidgeting drives me completely round the bend?
See also: bend, drive, round, someone

drive someone around the bend

tv. to drive someone crazy. (see also (a)round the bend.) This tax stuff is about to drive me around the bend.
See also: around, bend, drive, someone
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Researchers found 36 per cent of those asked said the First Minister's voice would drive them round the bend.
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That would soon drive them round the bend. – J.
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A few gale-tossed rounds over some of our great Irish links would surely drive them round the bend. It's a far cry from the great Christy, who has always regarded such conditions as mere breezes.
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