round the bend


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to round the bend: around the bend

(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

mainly BRITISH, INFORMAL
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

verb
See also: bend, round
References in periodicals archive ?
John Buckley, assistant deputy coroner, concluded the Ford Fiesta had been travelling at speed round the bend and the two friends had died in a "tragic accident".
IN A JAM: The M25, left, sends drivers round the bend with boredom, while a more interesting route at the weekend was Hammer Hill near Cuckfield, Sussex, during the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
DODGY car dealers have topped a watchdog's league of shame for driving customers round the bend.
THE famous drawl of Birmingham rocker Ozzy Osbourne is driving motorists round the bend - by featuring on a satellite navigation system.
Thousands of motorists driven round the bend by Birmingham's clogged up traffic islands will soon be able to admire them in a calendar.
Everybody keeps asking if Attraction will go round the bend.
COUPLES drive each other round the bend when they are in the car together,according to research published yesterday.
SIGNS are that Tara Palmer Tomkinson was driven round the bend by the lack of a cuppa during her exile in the jungle.
Businessman Simon Hirst's personalised plates are driving him round the bend.
SOARING petrol prices have driven motorists round the bend.
Last night, retired engineer David said: "The cars always seem to come round the bend and end up in the field.
Please, Redcar & Cleveland Council, ask the people for their opinion of your cabinet's ideas before you drive us all further round the bend.
And if you want to send us round the bend, Just score, my friend, Fernando.
If the view round the bend increases as you approach then this is an `opening' bend, and you may be able to increase your speed through and out of the bend.
PUSSYCAT Doll Nicole Scherzinger says her sexy stage outfits drive boyfriend Lewis Hamilton round the bend.