drive to the edge

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drive (one) to the edge

To cause one to reach a point of desperation. The fact that my dog still barks all the time, even after finishing obedience school, is really driving me to the edge.
See also: drive, edge

drive someone to the edge

 and drive someone to the brink
fig to drive someone almost insane; to drive someone close to doing something desperate. Your trouble with the police has driven me to the brink! The next time you are arrested, I will not get you out of jail.
See also: drive, edge
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The developers were drive to the brink of foreclosure.