drive (one) round the twist

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drive (one) round the twist

To frustrate or anger one to the point of exasperation, often by repetitive irritating behavior. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The kids I babysit were driving me round the twist today with their constant questions.
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He said his partner was crying every day because of all the stress, adding: "Because of my tumour I'm supposed to call the hospital every day to fix up operations and consultations and this is driving us round the twist.
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