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.
Meanwhile, series points leader Terry Labonte was able to ignore his injured hand and drive to the brink of his second Winston Cup championship, finishing a strong third.