drive (one) mad

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drive (one) mad

1. To cause one to become unhinged, insane, or mentally unstable. Trying to deal with the complaints and requests of so many different people and departments is enough to drive a person mad! You kids are going to drive me mad one of these days with all your arguing.
2. To make one very angry, irritated, or vexed. OK, it was funny at first, but now your jokes are just driving me mad! I know it drove her mad to see the company she'd spent her life building be dismantled the incompetent new CEO.
See also: drive, mad

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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How much longer is Strictly, The Voice, Britain's Got Talent and the like going to drive us mad on a Saturday night?
This is a kind of love letter from Lucy to her mum, and a tender reflection on the things our parents do that drive us mad.
The people we live with drive us mad 296 times a year, according to a study.
Nessie, 82, added: "At the start he used to drive us mad, staying on the computer in his room the whole time.
It lists all the little things which drive us mad - from getting the third degree to buy codeine, to the astronomical cost of dentistry and nonsensical road signs.
It clouds our thought, crushes our happiness, makes us withdraw, and can drive us mad. In short, it makes us less human.
And no commentators or pundits will drive us mad by redefining the words and phrases banal, boring and stating the *** obvious.
"There is new, exciting music being made, with subtle harmonies and fierce grinding dischords, a music so powerful that it would drive us mad if only our ears were tuned to the sound of it." -https://soundcloud.com/strummerville/dingus-khan-how-do-you-like-me-now
Having been slapped with a fine for double parking eight times in four months, Raghav Motilal, a Bank Street resident said: "Earlier it was the traffic that used to drive us mad. Now it is the lack of parking spaces.
He is the type of character who'll drive us mad if he continues talKing about David Emanuel in the third person, but I thinK that we will enjoy laughing at him and will taKe him to our hearts as we did with David Gest.
Computers drive us mad when the internet goes down or the programme locks.
I read it once or someone told me: "Whoever it is in charge will drive us mad before we are destroyed."
"Now a weekend off because Stoke are in the Cup semi-finals is actually going to drive us mad.
Worst of all, in late afternoon tiny kaboura flies would rise by the billions from their lairs and drive us mad. But we were rewarded with the finding that the species of rats that live in the savannah are completely different from those in the forest.