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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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