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(a)round the bend

1. In close proximity to another location. Said especially when traveling by car, often when literally approaching a bend. The store isn't far from here, it's just around the bend.
2. slang Crazy It's freezing today, and you're not going to wear a coat? Have you gone around the bend?
3. slang Intoxicated from drugs or alcohol. Do you remember last night at all? You were really around the bend!
See also: bend

*(a)round the bend

1. Fig. crazy; having lost sanity. (*Typically: be ~; go ~.) I think this job is sending me around the bend. She sounds like she's round the bend already.
2. intoxicated from alcohol or drugs. (*Typically: be ~; go ~.) One more of those, and you'll be around the bend. From the glassy look in her eyes, I'd say she is completely round the bend now.
See also: bend, round

round the bend

COMMON If someone is round the bend, their ideas or behaviour are very strange or foolish. I actually used to look at mountaineers and think they were a little bit round the bend. If anyone told me a few months ago that I'd meet a marvellous person like you, I'd have said they were round the bend.
See also: bend, round

round the bend (or twist)

crazy; mad. informal
1998 Spectator She combines a fondness for holidays in Switzerland with an amiable husband…who saves her from going completely round the bend.
See also: bend, round

(drive somebody/be/go) round the ˈbend/ˈtwist

(informal, especially British English) (make somebody/be/become) crazy: I’m going round the twist trying to repair this machine. Nothing I do seems to work.He practises the same tune all day; it drives me round the bend (= annoys me very much).
See also: bend, round, twist

round the bend

See also: bend, round
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Last night, retired engineer David said: "The cars always seem to come round the bend and end up in the field.
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The noise from these bangers is driving my dogs round the bend and making me jump even after 22 years in the Navy and being used to gunfire, soI pity the older residents of this area and the rest of Liverpool.