drive (one) back to (someone)

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drive (one) back to (someone)

To impel someone to return to someone else, such as a former lover or spouse. An intense feeling of longing during their trial separation is what drove her back to her husband.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

drive someone back to someone

to force someone to return to someone, such as a spouse, lover, parent, etc. Her bad experience with her new friend drove her back to her husband. Being homeless was no fun, and soon Wally was driven back to his parents.
See also: back, drive, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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AFTER DINNER THE NEXT day I said good-bye and drove back to Hastings to take the train for Black Hawk.
There he bought himself some fine clothes, and a beautiful coach with four horses, hired two servants, and drove back to his master.
Before the servants he pressed her hand, took his seat in the carriage, and drove back to Petersburg.
"He dropped off his wife in the house and drove back to inquire what they were doing and in the process, one drew a pistol and shot him," part of the police statement read.
We drove back to England and had to start all over again."
He told the Anton Savage show on Today FM: "After I dropped my wife off at the airport, I drove back to Phoenix Park to park there because, with a campervan in the city, you can't find a parking space.
She drove back to the mall and checked with the security guards, who told her to lodge a complaint with the police.
Shots were fired in the direction of the brigade as it was trying to apprehend passengers of those cars who immediately drove back to Libya.
Read, 39, popped home to get his car, drove back to the Drive-Thru and was then able to place his order.
However, when he got there no one answered the door at the house in Patchougue, so he left his phone number and drove back to the city.
The singer was at the Lowlands Festival in Holland on Friday night, drove back to London through the night to watch The Ashes yesterday morning and appear on a radio show, and THEN performed a cracking set at V Festival.
He said his alleged abductors then stole his car and drove back to his apartment in Umm Al Hassam to steal his television, DVD player, two laptop computers, a gold chain and other belongings.
The driver drove back to the depot and was taken to hospital for treatment.
They forced him inside, tied him up and stole his BMW, which they drove back to the Durham City nightclub, DH1.
As we drove back to the Bay Area, three tired kids asleep in the back of our Subaru, two lesbian aunts in the front, I thought about Auntie Mame again.