drive (one) batty

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drive (one) batty

To annoy or frustrate one to the point of exasperation. A week on vacation with my relatives is enough to drive me batty. That loud beeping noise is driving me batty!
See also: batty, drive

drive someone batty

 and drive someone bonkers; drive someone nuts
Fig. to annoy or irritate someone. You are certainly annoying! You're going to drive me batty. This cold is driving me bonkers. These tax forms are driving me nuts.
See also: batty, drive
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Vass made an important 35 before he was the last wicket to fall, driving Batty to mid-off where Mason held the catch.
And the captain, having reached his half-century off 129 balls by driving Batty to the extra cover ropes, departed in the 76th over when he pushed forward to Andrew Hall and edged low to Solanki at first slip.