drive (one) insane

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drive (one) insane

To annoy or frustrate one to the point of exasperation. The kids were driving me insane, so I made them go outside and play.
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drive somebody inˈsane

make somebody more and more angry or irritated, especially over a long period of time: This job is driving me insane.
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There have been a million Westerns over the years, but aside from the 1928 "The Wind," few have so clearly made the point that taming the West was not just tough: It was harsh enough to drive you insane. The landscapes and music are key parts of the story, and Swank offers a sharp portrait of a woman who can handle any hardship.
Even that condescending plummy voice which repeatedly nags "Unexpected item in the packing area" could drive you insane enough to shout back at it after a while.
There is a range of colours and the magic of the Z.bud is the cord, not your usual tangle-tastic rubber; this is proper cord and as such behaves itself and doesn't drive you insane.
"Her singing is pretty average but her tics and habits are enough to drive you insane, particularly that ridiculous claw hand.
He wrote in asking for help with a song that had a chorus that went something like this: "Cigareets and whisky and wild, wild, wimmen, they drive you crazy, they drive you insane."
"It's the sort of work that can drive you insane! The pleasure I get is when I'm finished and people see my work so I'm looking forward to it being at the show.
You have to be an Elvis fan to do this work, otherwise singing Suspicious Minds for the millionth time would drive you insane."
A James from Whickham had written in asking for help with a song that had a chorus that went something like this: "Cigareets and whisky and wild, wild, wimmen, they drive you crazy, they drive you insane."
"You can't let it get to you too much otherwise it would drive you insane," said Williams.
Right from the time you press the start button it grips you, and this is one game that will drive you insane as the "one more go" syndrome cuts in.