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go up the wall

1. Literally, to scale a wall. I can't believe how quickly you went up the wall! Have you gone rock climbing before?
2. To annoy or frustrate one to the point of exasperation. Oh, you'll definitely go up the wall on a vacation with your relatives for a whole week.
See also: go, up, wall
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go up the wall

 
1. Lit. to climb or run up the wall. Look at that silly cat go up the wall! How can its claws hold onto the brick?
2. Fig. to exhibit great frustration, as if trying to climb up a wall. I was so upset, I almost went up the wall. We went up the wall waiting for you.
See also: go, up, wall
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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