drive someone up a/the wall

drive someone up a/the wall
drive (someone) up a/the wall — see wall, 1
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Main Entry:drive
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drive (someone) up a/the wall
informal : to make (someone) irritated, angry, or crazy

Your constant tapping is driving me up the wall!

Her voice drives me up a wall. [=her voice is very annoying to me]

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Main Entry:wall

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  • drive up a/the wall — drive (someone) up a/the wall see ↑wall, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑drive drive (someone) up a/the wall informal : to make (someone) irritated, angry, or crazy Your constant tapping is driving me up the wall! …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive someone up the wall — drive (someone) up the wall informal to make someone very angry or very bored. I was being driven up the wall by their silly chatter. Working in a factory would have driven me up the wall …   New idioms dictionary

  • drive up the wall — drive (someone) up the wall informal to make someone very angry or very bored. I was being driven up the wall by their silly chatter. Working in a factory would have driven me up the wall …   New idioms dictionary

  • drive someone up the wall — If something or someone drives you up the wall, they do something that irritates you greatly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • drive someone (or go) up the wall — informal make someone (or become) very irritated or angry. → wall …   English new terms dictionary

  • drive someone up the wall — tv. to frustrate someone; to drive someone to distraction. □ These days of waiting drive me up the wall. □ Staying in the house drove us all up the wall …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • drive\ to\ the\ wall — v. phr. To defeat someone completely; to ruin someone. Poor Uncle Jack was driven to the wall by his angry creditors when his business failed. Bill had to sell his five Great Danes. the high cost of feeding them was driving him to the wall. See:… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drive to the wall — {v. phr.} To defeat someone completely; to ruin someone. * /Poor Uncle Jack was driven to the wall by his angry creditors when his business failed./ Compare: GO TO THE WALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drive to the wall — {v. phr.} To defeat someone completely; to ruin someone. * /Poor Uncle Jack was driven to the wall by his angry creditors when his business failed./ Compare: GO TO THE WALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drive someone up the wall —    If something or someone drives you up the wall, they do something that irritates you greatly.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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