go round the bend

go round the bend

To become very annoyed or frustrated, often to the point of exasperation. I'll definitely go round the bend after a week on vacation with my relatives. That loud beeping noise is making me go round the bend!
See also: bend, go, round

go round the bend

mainly BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone goes round the bend, they become extremely bored or frustrated. It's a lovely little place to visit, but I'd go round the bend if I had to live there.
See also: bend, go, round
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The isolation drove many mad, allegedly giving rise to the expression 'to go round the bend'.
'LOVELY FEET'' When your oh'' so tired and weary, and the day at last is at an end, You turn the key, let yourself inside before you go round the bend. It''s a pleasure to just discard your clothes, put on joggers, time to relax, Think about the evening meal, switch on the TV check the news on Ceefax Your brain and body are aching, it''s time to find a comfortable seat, 'I need pampering'', so I start by paying attention to my poor feet Steeping them in warm water oh'' the joy just tantalises the brain, Simply excruciating warmth and comfort in every pore, releasing my pain.
It's strange though because the fever leaves you, Always when the season comes to an end, All the stress and tension fades away, Just when your about to go round the bend.
"People go round the bend too fast, I think it should be a 20mph limit."
Lenson Express contested the Pall Mall a couple of years ago, and had his back legs taken in the semi-final just when he was about to go round the bend in a nice pitch.
"As I turned the wheel to go round the bend, the car wasn't reacting.
"The bus was coming down a steep hill towards the bridge at the bottom, and fromwhat I can see at the scene, that bus has not managed to go round the bend, and has careered through a wall and down a drop into a garden," he said.
"The bus was coming down a steep hill towards the bridge at the bottom, and from what I can see at the scene, that bus has not managed to go round the bend, and has careered through a wall and down a drop into a garden," he said.
"Leaving their loved ones is an anxious time for carers, but you need that time away or you'd go round the bend."
"But as you know, following a practice which had been seen on other occasions, the experienced team leader gave the instruction to the equally experienced driver (Jim Hunt) to go round the bend at a higher than average speed to effect a load shift, an utterly, intrinsically dangerous practice, one which they had got away with before, but not on this occasion."
Or, if the blood thing doesn't take your fancy, drinking a potent hallucinogenic which will make you go round the bend and projectile vomit for 24 hours?
Turn left and go round the bend to reach a road junction and bear right into the village.
A TEAM from the Crayford betting ring challenged the 'Eggheads' in the BBC's popular quiz programme last week, with presenter Dermot Murnaghan quipping that they'd look to "hit the lids and go round the bend in front." Sadly that was about as good as it got for them as the Eggheads, a team made up of various quiz champions, ultimately won fairly comfortably.
A WELSH student is aiming to go round the bend for charity by going on 76 rollercoaster rides in three days.