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!
See also: bend, drive

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

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
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The Aberdeen shot-stopper returns to the scene of the club's worst defeat this weekend with memories of that nightmare 90 minutes still driving him around the bend.
One close friend said: "Stan loves Ulrika but he says she is literally driving him around the bend.
A close friend said: "Stan loves Ulrika, but he said she is literally driving him around the bend.