drive (one) (a)round the bend

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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!
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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.
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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?
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Despite her meteoric rise to fame, Lily insists she isn't bothered by all the extra attention she gets - it's the exhausting schedule that is driving her round the bend.
Life's not looking up for recently widowed Bree (Marcia Cross) when her grief-stricken mother-in-law Phyllis arrives and takes no time in driving her round the bend.